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MELT Presents: I Am My Own Wife | Brisbane Powerhouse
April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm UTC+10
MELT continues throughout the year with MELT Presents! The first MELT presents begins in April with ‘I Am My Own Wife’.
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 transgender woman 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!