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I Am My Own Wife

03 96 629 966

17 Jan 2017, 18 Jan 2017, 19 Jan 2017

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20 Jan 2017, 21 Jan 2017, 22 Jan 2017, 24 Jan 2017, 25 Jan 2017, 26 Jan 2017, 27 Jan 2017, 28 Jan 2017, 29 Jan 2017, 31 Jan 2017, 1 Feb 2017, 2 Feb 2017, 3 Feb 2017, 4 Feb 2017, 5 Feb 2017

After a sell-out Sydney season at the Old Fitz Theatre, Oriel Group’s critically acclaimed production of I Am My Own Wife will have a limited Melbourne season at fortyfivedownstairs from January 17 as part of the 2017 Midsumma Festival and a limited Brisbane season at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of MELT 2017.

Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright (Quills, Grey Gardens) began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, survived two of the most oppressive regimes of the 20th century: the Nazis and the Communists. After hundreds of hours of interviews Wright emerged with this fascinating and breathtaking story of survival and identity.

In a performance that earned him a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in an Independent Production, Ben Gerrard (Outland, Open Slather, Molly) plays 30 characters in this one-man tour de force to piece together Charlotte's controversial life. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is a profound and mesmerizing piece of theatre.

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Price & booking

Cost

Type Entry cost
Adult
$30.00 - $45.00