“I Am My Own Wife,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about survival and identity under the cloak of World War II Germany, will be onstage at Long Wharf Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, March 1.
This play tells a timeless and inspiring true story about Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an openly transgender woman who bravely survived both the Nazi and Communist regimes with her unique mix of strength, savvy and grace.
Written by Doug Wright, who also wrote the book for Broadway’s “The Little Mermaid,” this drama won numerous awards in addition to the Pulitzer. Among them: a 2004 Tony Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk Award, a GLAAD Media Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Drama League Award.
“This powerful and life-affirming masterpiece — in the first major revival in a decade — will leave you speechless,” says the theater. “I Am My Own Wife” is “a tour de force performance, in the vein of Long Wharf favorites ‘An Iliad’ and ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf.’ ”
Directed by Rebecca Martinez, the show stars Mason Alexander Park as Charlotte.
Long Wharf Theater, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. Wednesday, Feb. 5-Sunday, March 1. Show times vary. $32-$77. 203-772-8242, longwharf.org