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I Am My Own Wife

by Doug Wright

Directed by Tony Tsendeas
Studio Theatre
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Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award, “I Am My Own Wife”  is based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who survived both the Nazi and repressive East German Communist regimes. Inspired by interviews conducted over several years by the playwright, it features Michael Stebbins as Charlotte and more than 40 other characters who represent the men and women in Charlotte’s life in Germany from the 1930s through 1990, when the Berlin Wall fell. “I Am My Own Wife” has been hailed by The New York Times as ". . . both moving and intellectually absorbing" and praised by The Associated Press as “. . . more than a historical document . . . the play is a vivid portrait of a unique person whose ability to endure has been turned into a highly theatrical journey."

Performance Cancellation

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the following performances of "I Am My Own Wife" have been cancelled:

  • Thursday November 14 at 7pm
  • Sunday November 17 at 6:30pm
Ticket holders for these performances will be contacted by the Horowitz Center Box Office. For more information or questions, please contact the Box Office (Tuesday-Friday; 12pm -6pm) at 443-518-1500 ext. 0.
October 30 - November 17, 2013
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
272829

30

7pm $

31

7pm

Nov 1

8pm

2

2pm

8pm *

3

2pm

6:30pm

45

6

7pm $

7

7pm

8

8pm D

9

2pm

8pm

10

2pm SL

6:30pm

1112

13

7pm $

14

7pm*

Cancelled

15

8pm D

16

2pm L

8pm

17

2pm

6:30pm*

Cancelled
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Legend

performance
No show
$=Pay What You Can,
D=post show discussion,
L=pre-show lecture, 
* = opening night reception,
SL - American Sign Language interpreted performance

Performance Information:

Approximate Running Time: TBA
Intermission: YES
Age Restrictions: TBA
Special Effects: n/a
General Admission; yes

Reviews

"I Am My Own Wife will have you enthralled from the moment you lay eyes on the set until the very last light fades out and the story has found its end....Stebbins does a sensational job of rendering justice to the playwright’s words... A natural born storyteller, Michael Stebbins gives a sensational performance."
- DC MetroTheaterArts

From the Baltimore Sun - "'I Am My Own Wife' wears a dress to address German history."

From MD Theatre Guide "I Am My Own Wife’ is not only a play that you will enjoy, but it is a play that will surely make you feel."

Rep Stage Presents: "I Am My Own Wife"

Purchase Online:

To purchase tickets for "I Am My Own Wife", click on the date/time of the performance you would like to purchase.

Pre-Show Lecture: Saturday November 16 at 12:30pm - Monteabaro Recital Hall
Dr. Megan Myers will speak on “ Germany during the Life of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf: Nazism, the GDR and Beyond”

All pre-show lectures are free and open to the public, no ticket needed.  Attendance to the matinee that follows is not required.

Patron Services

The Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center provides a variety of theatre services for patrons with special hearing, visual and mobility needs.  Requests for special seating should be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival by calling 443-518-1500 so that we can reserve special seating.