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I Am My Own Wife

QUT Gardens Theatre
Event organized by QUT Gardens Theatre

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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 ofinterviews 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, Wolf Creek 2) —to piece together Charlotte's controversial life. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I AmMy Own Wifeis a profound and mesmerizing piece of theatre that should not be missed!

After its sell out and critically acclaimed seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, Oriel Group and HIT Productions are bringing I Am My Own Wife to QUT Gardens Theatre for a strictly limited season!

3rd & 4th October @ 7:30pm