Arts & Entertainment

Production on Breast Cancer Awareness Performed at Montclair HS


MONTCLAIR, NJ - In a heartfelt production about breast cancer, Chuk Obasi played the role of a husband turned caregiver to a wife who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The monologue displayed a range of emotions as Obasi took viewers through what a caregiver had to endure when his wife was diagnosed, underwent treatment and faced the fear of the cancer returning. 

The love story traveled through the unchartered territories of illness, where resilience and power of the human heart persevere.

Sign Up for E-News

Written by Kate Holland, this inspiring production took place at The Little Theatre at the George Inness Annex.

At the end of the performance, the director Samuel Simon took questions from the audience. Audience members were informed that African American women are at the highest risk to die from breast cancer. Therefore, Simon, who is Jewish, said, "It was important for me to find an African-American actor to play this role."

Detective Kim Nelson-Edwards was given a bouquet of flowers at the end of the production for bringing the production to Montclair. Nelson-Edwards, informed the audience that she was a cancer survivor and that, although her cancer had been in remission, that she recently underwent related surgery. 

Many audience members, some of who were also cancer survivors or who had family members who died from various forms of cancer, stated that the production touched home for them.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Student-Led March for Our Lives to Take Place in Montclair, Mar. 24

March 19, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair and surrounding-area students are planning to participate in a movement called 'March for Our Lives' taking place on Saturday, March 24. Part of a nationwide movement to pass common-sense gun legislation in America, the students plan on gathering in several places across the state of New Jersey, including Montclair, Maplewood, Paterson, Union and ...

Former Rumson High School Student, 19, Arrested Possessing MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, Silencer, Explosive Chemicals

March 19, 2018

MONMOUTH, N.J. -  A former Rumson high school student was arrested in Ithica New York. Maximilien R. Reynolds, 19, was charged with Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device/Silencer, False Statement in Acquisition of a Firearm and False Statement in Required Firearm Record. Specifically, he is alleged to have possessed an MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, 300 rounds ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, March 19, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Tue, March 20, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Martin Luther King, Newark, and the Cool Spring ...

Education Law & Justice Other

Wed, March 21, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Understanding Liver Disease

Health & Wellness

Montclair Police Blotter: Vehicles Struck by Falling Trees, Attempted Burglary to Gates Ave. Residences and More

March 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ- The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on  March 13, 2018. 

03-07- 2018 (Orange Road) Attempted burglary to a residence. The suspect was not successful in gaining
access to the residence. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.
03-10- 2018 (North Fullerton Avenue) Theft of delivered packages ...

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra to Perform Apr. 15 at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclai

March 19, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Bandleader, composer, and trombonist Scott Reeves and the 17-piece Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra  celebrate the release of their new Origin Records releaseWithout a Trace with concerts in Montclair, Brooklyn and NYC.  The group, which has been around for a decade, includes Reeves along with saxophonists Steve Wilson and Tim Armacost, ...