January 18 - February 10, 2018
by Doug Wright • Pulitzer and Tony Awards for Best Play • Based on Real Events
Based on a true story and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize, the 2004 Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor, and a long list of other awards.
Actor Corey McDaniel plays 39 characters to bring Charlotte’s improbable story — and her even more improbable passion and charm — to life.
“I Am My Own Wife is a vivid portrait of a unique person whose ability to endure has been turned into a highly theatrical journey.” —Associated Press
“…an experience that is intellectual, theatrical, funny, and poignant… it teaches us a history we never knew we had, and without forgiveness and sentiment unravels the story of one life.” —NYTheatre.com
Mature Drama – All ages with guidance.