Mason Alexander Park to Star in I AM MY OWN WIFE at Long Wharf Theatre

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Mason Alexander Park to Star in I AM MY OWN WIFE at Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre (Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Director; Kit Ingui, Managing Director) has announced dates and complete casting for I Am My Own Wife, written by Doug Wright and directed by Rebecca Martínez. Performances begin on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 for a limited run through Sunday, March 1, 2020. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 PM on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre (222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT).

I Am My Own Wife is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about survival and identity under the cloak of World War II Germany. A tour de force performance, in the vein of Long Wharf Theatre favorites An Iliad and Satchmo at the Waldorf, I Am My Own Wife tells the inspiring true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. As an openly transgender woman, she bravely survives both the Nazi and Communist regimes of East Germany with her unique mix of strength, savvy, and grace. This powerful and life-affirming masterpiece-in its first major revival in a decade-will leave you speechless.

Mason Alexander Park is cast as Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, the singular performer in I Am My Own Wife who will embody over 30 characters over the course of each performance.

Tickets start at $32 and can be purchased online at, by calling 203.787.4282, or by visiting the box office located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven. AnyTime Passes may be purchased online starting at $200 for four tickets. $10 student tickets are available for every Thursday and Friday performance (student ID required, sections A and G). For group ticket sales, contact or call 203.772.8259. The Friday, February 21 performance will offer open captioning, making the show accessible to individuals with hearing loss. Post-show conversations will be held after all performances (except opening and closing nights) and a post-show symposium featuring local guest speakers will be offered on Sunday, February 23. Please check for updates on additional programming surrounding the show.

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