Back by Popular Demand: I Am My Own Wife

By Jaqueline Myer

Alan Jordan

I Am My Own Wife is a profound story of survival. Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright (Quills) began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, hid from the Nazis in plain sight as a woman. To this day, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf remains a significant person in European history for reasons that surpass her ability to stand out as a transvestite. More than just her choice of dress, Charlotte’s entire lifestyle, from her sexuality and personality to her family structure, were in opposition to the ideals and expectations of the Nazi regime. Wright uses more than 30 characters—all played here by the masterful Canadian actor Alan Jordan—to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life.

I Am My Own Wife, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play by Doug Wright
Starring Alan Jordan
Thu-Sat, Nov 27-29, 7pm
Sun, Nov 30, 5:30pm
Thu-Sat, Dec 4-6, 7pm
Sun, Dec 7, 5:30pm
Finca y Fábrica
Plaza Pueblito
Stirling Dickinson 28
Tickets for general seating can be purchased only at Solutions, Recreo 11
175 pesos

I Am My Own Wife played to sold out houses in San Miguel de Allende this past February. Please join us for a limited engagement remount of this unique play at Finca y Fábrica, Plaza Pueblito, Stirling Dickinson 28. Plaza Pueblito is conveniently located close to  Centro. Free parking is available. Taxis are well acquainted with the location.

Before joining us at the show, please consider La Frontera for dinner. La Frontera is located at Plaza Pueblito. The 5pm seating will ensure you are able to make the opening curtain. In honor of I Am My Own Wife, La Frontera will feature a German brunch on Sundays before the matinees. For reservations, please call 152 4265.

I Am My Own Wife will be presented salon style, an intimate, one-of-a-kind theatre experience in the cozy surroundings of Finca y Fábrica. Please join us for a short open conversation with the actor after the performance.

Here are a few audience comments from that production:

“If you didn’t catch Mr. Jordan’s performance in I Am My Own Wife the first time around because it was sold out, then please get your tickets for this beautiful production. Alan Jordan is a brilliant actor and this script is smart, funny, poignant, and human.” Michael Gottlieb

“I don’t usually promote theatre events by email, but this one is exceptional. Alan Jordan’s multi-character acting is amazing. Hope you get to enjoy this unusual performance of a really bizarre, but true story.” Frank Pasquill

“Last night I was in the audience of I Am My Own Wife. I have gone to a lot of theatre in my life and that was the very best one-person production that I have ever seen.” Curt Firestone

“Alan Jordan was marvelous and simply took my breath away with his performance.” Billie Bremer

“Totally enthralling and moving.” Reesha Browning

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