I Am My Own Wife

2018 Drama
Played January 19 - February 11, 2018 Evenings at 8pm • Sunday matinees at 2pm

I Am My Own Wife


Winner 2004 Pulitzer Prize Drama
Winner 2004 Tony Award Best Play
Winner 2004 Tony Award Best Actor

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.

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


The State Theater

Ticket Prices

General $35 • Senior/Military $32 • Student/Youth $20 View our Seating Chart, or learn about Rush Tickets, Pay What You Can, Pride Night or Ladies' Night Out.

Age Recommendation

Mature drama - all ages with recommended guidance.

Content Advisory

This production utilizes haze and fog, strobe lighting, and video projections.


For patrons with mobility challenges, we offer front-row seats, accessible bathrooms, and gently sloping aisles. Wheelchair Seating is also available. Assisted Listening Devices are available free of charge at the Concessions Counter.
estimated run time 1 hr 43 mins


Corey McDaniel
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf View


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