Members say: Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Edgy, Ambitious

About the show

The Seeing Place presents this solo drama which tells the tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime.

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Based on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by the playwright over several years, 'I Am My Own Wife' was the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2004 Tony Award for Best Play.


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90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Must see

See it if You enjoy strong acting and solo shows with a wide variety of distinct characters portrayed. Interesting story and impressive production.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows dealing with gender nonconformity, solo shows, or minimal staging, or you are looking for something light.

75
Insightful, Intelligent, Well written, Superb acting, A bit confusing

See it if you appreciate phenomenal acting, stories about transvestites, repressive regimes, prejudice, coping with adversity and one person shows.

Don't see it if dislike one person shows who act out multiple characters and very detailed stories taking place mostly in Nazi and post war East Germany.

85
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if A true story of a transvestite who survived the Nazis and the Communists. Gave a very balanced portrait of her with the discrepancies.

Don't see it if You dislike plays about the gender non-conforming, or you do not want to visit that dark period of history, WW2 and the Cold War.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You’re interested in a masterful drama. Amazing performance.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a comedy or musical.

89
During previews
Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Dated

See it if You enjoy one-man shows.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gender nonconformity.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Profound, Great staging

See it if Although this one man show is performed on a very small stage, you will be transported to a German Museum filled with many characters.

Don't see it if You must be comfortable with the concept of different lifestyles/ sexualities.

Also Brandon Walker was able to portray several different characters seamle... Read more Read less