RTP Continues Anniversary Celebration with Revival of I AM MY OWN WIFE
Richmond Triangle Players continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with a revival of Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife. Originally produced by Firehouse Theatre Project in 2006, this new production will again be directed by Morrie Piersol; Scott Wichmann will reprise his acclaimed, tour-de-force performance. The show, which is produced in collaboration with 5th Wall Theatre, opens Friday March 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday March 8 at 8:00 pm.
Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. Wright uses more than 30 characters - all played by Wichmann -- to piece together Charlotte's controversial life. The 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 and all the more timely today.
Scott Wichmann returns to RTP on the heels of his third sold-out cabaret show Leave 'Em Wanting Less this past November. He has also appeared on the RTP stage in the reading of the original musical Murphy's Law, and directed RTP's RTCC Award-Winning Best Play Take Me Out. Scott was featured as John Adams on both the FOX television series Legends and Lies: The Patriots and in Virginia Repertory Theatre's production of 1776. Other VA Rep credits include Shakespeare in Love, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Say Goodnight Gracie, Fully Committed, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, This Wonderful Life, The Odd Couple, Shipwrecked!, Scapino!, Fifth of July, Where's Charley?, Olympus on My Mind, The 1940s Radio Hour, Moonlight and Magnolias, and the 2017 world premiere The End of War. Scott will appear in the VA Rep World Premier play River Ditty in April under the direction of Artistic Director Nathaniel Shaw. Film and television credits include Loving, Lincoln, Lake Effects, Shooting the Prodigal and Turn: Washington's Spies. Scott holds a B.A. in Theatre and Speech from Wagner College, and proudly serves as a Mass Communications Specialist in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Set design for set design I Am My Own Wife is by Frank Foster, costume design by Lisa Lippman, lighting design by Andrew Bonniwell, and music and sound design by Ryan Corbitt and Lucian Restivo. Emily Sanford Hicks is the stage manager.
Richmond Triangle Players' performances take place at its home at the Robert B. Moss Theatre at 1300 Altamont Avenue, just northwest of the intersection of the Boulevard and West Broad Street. Reserved seat tickets ($30 for Fridays and Saturdays evenings at 8:00 pm, $28 for Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees at 4:00 pm, with discounts for groups and students; $18 for the preview) can be purchased online at RTP's web site at www.rtriangle.org, on RTP's facebook page, or by leaving a message on the RTP Ticket hotline at 804-346-8113.
The Robert B. Moss Theatre is a 4000-square foot performing arts facility accommodating flexible seating arrangements for up to 90 patrons. The building features fully ADA-compliant access and comfortable restrooms, as well as a generous bar, and catering capability, and is also available for cabaret performances and private events.