WaterTower Theatre presents I Am My Own Wife
Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright, Doug Wright, over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year old German transgender woman who, against all odds, managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. Using more than 30 characters, Wright pieces together Charlotte’s captivating and controversial life. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is a profound story of survival.
Patrons will be able to enjoy the play, directed by Ashley Puckett Gonzales and starring Bob Hess, from the comfort and safety of their own homes. All WaterTower season subscribers and single ticket holders will receive a code to view this filmed theatrical event online starting on July 16. Anyone who buys a single ticket after July 16 will have 24 hours after purchase to watch the play.