In the darkest of days, on the path to survival, our moral compass must reconfigure: What is right and what is wrong?

Photography: Harvey House Productions

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 this one man tour de force, Wright uses more than 30 characters—all played here by Ben Gerrard (Molly, Open Slather)—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 that should not be missed!

After its sell out and critically acclaimed season at the Old Fitz Theatre in Sydney, Oriel Group are bringing I AM MY OWN WIFE to Melbourne for a strictly limited season in the 2017 Midsumma Festival.

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