I Am My Own Wife

Opened Apr 18, 2007
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As a child in pre-war Berlin, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf wanted nothing more than to wear pretty dresses and tend to her furniture collection. She would have made a perfect hausfrau; but Charlotte was a boy. In a surprisingly provocative mix of sex, politics, and history, Charlotte shares her story of triumph over the brutalities of both the Nazis and Communists to create a dignified life as an open cross-dresser. I Am My Own Wife is the winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.

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