Shadows of the Mind is an original play by Kanaan Hesseling that explores the physical manifestation of the inner thoughts of a depressed, anxiety-ridden teenager named Charlie. As Charlie strives to keep her head above water, she hides the depths of her struggle in dealing with her friend, Kevin’s suicide. Her support structure is undeniable, a mother and father who love her but differ on how to help their daughter, a friend who exudes positivity and unconditional love and Kevin’s mother, a comforting partner in the grief process. But as the shadows in her mind intensify, Charlie comes to a crossroad. Will the outside influences in her life prevail or will the shadows win?
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Shadows of the Mind Cast
Show dates were November 13th and 14th in Oceanside, CA 2020
Christina Rawson as Charlie Queen
Kenedie Hesseling as a Shadow
Beverly Dennison as a Shadow
Anaitzel Barajas as a Shadow
Ruth Russell as Debra Queen
Kane French as Mike Queen
Kitty Inouye as Patti Johnston-Evers
Joy Laine as Kailey Aurorameadow
Carson Inouye as Jared Dumbrowski
Marissa Preston Havens as Ella Dumbrowski
Aidon Suggett as Server