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Ohio college student writes play about heroin epidemic

Ohio college student writes play about heroin epidemic (Video: CNN Newsource)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The heroin crisis has inspired an Ohio college student to write a play.

The play is titled "Independent," and portrays heroin as a character. Emelia Sherin is a student at Kent State University, the 20-year-old came up with the idea to produce the play on the heroin crisis that is gripping Ohio and the nation. The play focuses on two characters, Ryan and Emily, who meet at Narcotics Anonymous. The character of Ryan has been clean for three years, while Emily is working to be sober. "I felt that maybe a theatrical project was just right for the moment with this epidemic," said Jim McClellan from Youngstown Playhouse.

The play will be performed in Akron at the city's Civic Theater on August 4th and 5th.

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