Rep Stage to Present I AM MY OWN WIFE, 10/30-11/17
Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 21st season with "I Am My Own Wife" by Doug Wright. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award, "I Am My Own Wife" was inspired by interviews conducted over several years by the playwright with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who survived both the Nazi and repressive East German Communist regimes. Michael Stebbins stars as Charlotte and more than 40 other characters that represent the men and women in Charlotte's life in Germany from the 1930s through 1990, when the Berlin Wall fell. Rep Stage veteran Tony Tsendeas returns to direct. "I Am My Own Wife" opens October 30, 2013, with a limited run through November 17 in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC. For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call 443-518-1500.
A post-show reception follows the Saturday, November 2, 8 p.m. performance and free post-show discussions follow the Friday, November 8 and 15 performances. A pre-show lecture with HCC history professor FrEd Campbell precedes the Saturday, November 16, matinee performance beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Monteabaro Recital Hall. Campbell will explore the German history, attitudes and laws towards the LGBT community during Charlotte's lifetime. The lecture is free and open to the public and tickets are not needed to attend.