“…RIVETING THEATRE…THE STRUCTURE OF THE PLAY IS ORIGINAL, CHALLENGING, AND INVOLVING.”
Based on a true story, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German man who survived the Nazis and the Communists while dressed as a woman. Having endured two of history's most repressive regimes, Charlotte's ambiguity made her a bridge between unlikely worlds. Celebrated actor Charlie DelMarcelle portrays over 30 characters and seduces us with Charlotte's tale of politics, survival, and beauty.
Theatre Horizon is a proud participant in the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, a program of Theatre Philadelphia. This production was Barrymore Recommended. For more information about the Barrymore Awards and other Barrymore Recommended productions, visit www.theatrephiladelphia.org.
Charlie DelMarcelle (Charlotte von Mahlsdorf) has performed locally at: The Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theatre Co., Delaware Theatre Co., Inis Nua, The Lantern Theatre, Azuka Theatre Collective, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Commonwealth Classic Theatre, White Box Theatre, and Amaryllis. This is his first show with Theatre Horizon. Charlie holds an MA in Theatre Arts from Villanova University and is currently pursuing his MFA in acting at Temple University. This production marks his fifth collaboration with director Kathryn MacMillan.
Exploring themes in I Am My Own Wife, Theatre Horizon welcomed Philadelphia playwright and author Warren Hoffman for a lively discussion about the issues that unite LGBT and Jewish communities at the post-show Talkback on November 14. WarrenHoffman.com
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf