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I Am My Own Wife: A staged reading presented by The Justice Theater Project.


  • 8208 Brownleigh Drive Raleigh, NC, 27617 United States (map)

Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime.

Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award.

"I AM MY OWN WIFE is a must-see…an experience that is intellectual, theatrical, funny, and poignant…the integrity of his writing provokes us to think, it teaches us a history we never knew we had, and without forgiveness and sentiment unravels the story of one life."—NYTheatre.com.

Directed by Jackson Cooper
Starring Brian Westbrook

November 15-17 at 7:30 pm, November 18 at 3:30 pm
Tickets $15