Columbia City High School will present its fall play production of â€śThurgoodeâ€ť Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The dramatic presentation features Ashley Oâ€™Connor who plays a teenager with multiple personalities. Pictured is Oâ€™Connor (center), as Charlie Parker, trying to get a grip on the many facets of her personality. Kiersten Thomas (left) plays Kate and Josh Graham portrays a darker character named Jack. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Dealing with multiple personalities that range from childish innocence to dark deviants, â€śThurgoodeâ€ť is a play that will challenge theater goers and their perspective.
Columbia City High Schoolâ€™s fall production is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available from any cast member or at the door on production nights.
â€śThurgoodeâ€ť tells the story of Charlie Parker, played by CCHS senior Ashley Oâ€™Connor, who struggles with dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.
She has eight others â€ślivingâ€ť in her head, affecting her every move, always there and always listening.
â€śThis role has been really difficult for me,â€ť said Oâ€™Connor. â€śHowever, itâ€™s been fun getting to act out different personalities that are not like me.â€ť
Each of Parkerâ€™s personalities is unique and takes over when she is faced with different circumstances.
Oâ€™Connor said she found an underlying message in the middle of interacting with the different facets of her character.
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