Local writer brings honesty on the topic of cancer to New Albany stage

A play is going to come alive on stage in downtown New Albany that will bring honesty and light to the topic of cancer, a subject that many people know someone close that ahs been affected in some way by it.

Barbara Hardin-Welch, writer, producer, and director of the play, “Cancer: A Common Bond,” has been writing and producing for almost 20 years in Racine and Milwaukee.
She found out in 2005 that she had stage 3 ovarian cancer and she is a cancer survivor.
This play is a story of two friends helping each other to cope with the fact of the disease, the treatments, family support, staying positive, and last, but certainly not least, keeping our faith in God.
“I truly believe that God has brought me where I need to be after 37 years for a reason, if nothing but to inspire through my plays, skits, and recovery. My plays are based on issues that we may hear from the news or on social matters that may affect the family structures,” said Hardin-Welch. “My productions will always remind people of God’s grace and mercy in any situation, and that he will never leave us or forsake us. I am pleased to the New Albany and surrounding areas, a play that is near and dear to our heart because I lost one of my best friends to aggressive breast cancer and because I am also a cancer survivor.”
“It doesn’t matter what race, color, religion you are when you are fighting a cause,” said Hardin-Welch.
It is sponsored by New Birth Community Church. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Hill’s Hair Design at 601 North Street in New Albany, 662-316-1936; Kim and Margaret’s Beauty Shop at 616 Williams Street in New Albany, 662-534-9824; Bradley’s Hair Fashions at 503 Baker Street, 662-534-9559; New Birth Community Center at 408 Clarke Street, 662-534-5001.
“Cancer: A Common Bond” will be on stage at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2012 at the Magnolia Civic Center. The tickets cost $12 for advance adult tickets, $14 for adult tickets at the door, and $8 for children’s tickets at the door. A portion of the proceeds goes back into the community for the local cancer society.