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Doug Wright, successful playwright, is introduced to the idea of writing a play about a transvestite named Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, now in her sixties, survived as a transvestite during the Nazi regime and then during the rise and fall of communism. The play is a one-man show, so one person plays all forty characters. This lends an interesting perspective, as all characters, from Doug Wright himself down to a Stasi official, are acted out in the costume of Charlotte.
During the first act, Doug contacts Charlotte at the suggestion of his friend John, a reporter for U.S. News & World Report. After gaining permission from Charlotte to tell her story, Doug travels to Germany to meet her. What follows is a series of interviews and memories, interspersed throughout with Doug's own thoughts and observations. The audience sees Charlotte in the various stages of her life, from her youth to... View more of the I Am My Own Wife Summary
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