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COLUMBIA CITY â Dealing with multiple personalities that range from childish innocence to dark deviants, âThurgoodeâ is a play that will challenge theater goers and their perspective.
Columbia City High Schoolâs 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.
âThurgoodeâ tells the story of Charlie Parker, played by CCHS senior Ashley OâConnor, who struggles with dissociative identity disorder, more commonly known as multiple personality disorder.
She has eight others âlivingâ in her head, affecting her every move, always there and always listening.
âThis role has been really difficult for me,â said OâConnor. âHowever, itâs been fun getting to act out different personalities that are not like me.â
Each of Parkerâs personalities is unique and takes over when she is faced with different circumstances.
OâConnor said she found an underlying message in the middle of interacting with the different facets of her character.
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