I Am My Own Wife

2nd Story Theatre
28 Market St, Warren, RI 02885
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I Am My Own Wife is the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an East German transvestite and antiques collector who, defying the oppressive regimes of the Nazis and the Communists, lived her life openly gay and in drag. Then almost fifty years later, she was honored with Germany's highest civil medal, the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit), as a cultural ambassador. In this inspirational story, Ed Shea portrays over thirty characters, deftly weaving a profound and vivid tale of courage and endurance

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