Charlotte von Mahlsdorf
The entire play is centered on this transvestite who lives in Germany during both the Nazi and communist regimes.
He is a reporter for U.S. News & World Report who introduces the author to Charlotte's story.
He is intrigued when he hears about Charlotte, and his fascination grows as he learns more about the history of the gay community.
Charlotte's aunt with whom she lived after her mother and siblings were evacuated from Berlin.
He questions young Charlotte, then still a child, on whether she is a boy or a girl.
He asks Charlotte how old she is and comments that the Nazis are not so far gone as to kill children.
Young Lothar Berfelde
Charlotte as a young boy is known by this name.
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