I Am My Own Wife

I Am My Own Wife NYC Reviews and Tickets

(42 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Resonant

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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812 Reviews | 221 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to see a great play, based on a true-life person, well acted by one person and nicely staged with good projections.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy sitting and listening intently for 90 minutes about the troubles and survival of a transvestite from the WWII era.

750 Reviews | 124 Followers
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Quirky, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want to experience a phenomenal one person performance of layered complexity.

Don't see it if you expect a evening of light entertainment although there are some laughs.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
Intense, Resonant, Absorbing, Long, Quirky

See it if history, especially 20th century German or LGBT history, interests you.

Don't see it if solo shows are not your thing. Read more

481 Reviews | 315 Followers
A bit too long, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if A one person show, impressive ability to play all parts. Excellent use of projections throughout the show.

Don't see it if extremely heavy German accent hard to understand which takes away from focusing on the play in those scenes. Too long for me. Read more

431 Reviews | 131 Followers
Absorbing, Interesting, Fine acting, Nice direction/staging, Not light

See it if You like solo shows w 1 actor/many roles. The play starts to feel a little long, but Brandon is pretty watchable when switching characters.

Don't see it if Don’t like shows w gay/trans themes, play based on history, small theatre prods, sitting close to performer. The story is a bit intense. Read more

435 Reviews | 117 Followers
Great acting, if you've never seen it, here's your chance

See it if Brandon Walker is just as good as Jefferson Mays who won a Tony for this play in 2004. Riveting, informative entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like solo plays - though this could be the exception. Very good at playing many characters with different personalities & accents

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky

See it if True story about a German tranvestite using her wiles to survive an oppressive life In Nazi Germany, and after the war.

Don't see it if You dislike solo performances, gay life, references to brutality in Germany, and many different accents. Read more

376 Reviews | 53 Followers
Superb acting, Well written, Intelligent, Insightful, 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.