I Am My Own Wife

  • Date:
    December 1, 2003

    Opened: 3 Dec 2003
    Written by Doug Wright
    Starring: Jefferson Mays
    Directed by: Moises Kaufman
    Synopsis: Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the 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.

    What the critics had to say.....
    BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �The most stirring new work to appear on Broadway this fall.� CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says �Here is one of the performances of the season.� HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says �Jefferson Mays' portrayal of the title character is mesmerizing.� ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �Wife is made consistently vital, though, by Mays' blazing dexterity.� GORDON COX of NEWSDAY says "Smart, engrossing production." FRANK SCHECK - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "Diffuse and rambling." MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Altogether a triumph of perceptive writing, acting and staging." CHARLES ISHERWOOD of VARIETY says "beautifully contained performance." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "A triumphant transfer to Broadway."

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