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I Am My Own Wife - 2003 - Broadway

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 the Nazi onslaught as well as the following, repressive Communist regime. The one-man play stars Obie-Award winner Jefferson Mays as over 40 characters, including the controversial figure herself and the American writer who becomes intrigued by her.


Running Time: 2 hours, with one intermission

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St. Seating Chart

I Am My Own Wife Broadway Cast


by Olena Ripnick - September 20, 2006
Sometimes, the most fascinating stories to unfold on stage are the ones that are true...