November 15 - 18, 2018

Inventing life as they go along…

Staged Reading

I AM MY OWN WIFE by Doug Wright

Directed by Jackson Cooper

Featuring Brian Westbrook

Location: Umstead Park UCC, Raleigh. 8208 Brownleigh Drive, 27617. All seats $15.

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf wants nothing more than to live as a woman. Against the backdrop of World War II Europe, Doug Wright explores  definitions of identity and gender by using more than 30 characters—all played by one actor—to piece together Charlotte's controversial life. Winner:  2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play. 

Charlotte von Mahlsdorf was caught up in the most harrowing dramas of 20th century Europe, surviving both the Nazis and the Communists. I Am My Own Wife is their exquisitely written autobiography where they reveal their lifelong pursuit of sexual liberty. The memoirs of a Berliner, the story of the wonderful Gründerzeit museum, a look at German culture from the point of view of a permanent outsider, Charlotte’s tale, like their life, is a surprising and provocative weave of sex, politics, and history.

 

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