I Am My Own Wife

Presented by Commonweal Theatre

Commonweal Theatre Company

208 Parkway Ave. N


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Past performances

Thursday, March 16 7:30 pm
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Friday, March 17 7:30 pm
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Saturday, March 18 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 19 1:30 pm
Thursday, March 23 7:30 pm
Friday, March 24 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 25 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 26 1:30 pm
Thursday, March 30 7:30 pm
Friday, March 31 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 1 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 2 1:30 pm

Touted as "moving and intellectually absorbing," "a vivid portrait of a unique person," and "a truly remarkable experience in the theatre," this solo one-man play is a must see. Written by playwright Doug Wright, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, born Lothar Berfelde, survived both the Nazi and Soviet regimes of East Berlin as a transvestite. The winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2004 Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is a profound survival story. 

Lewis Youngren Charlotte von Mahlsdorf