What: “I Am My Own Wife” by Doug Wright
When & Where: March 1-3, 2018 at 8 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Op, 578 West Main, in Spartanburg
When & Where: Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville
SPARTANBURG/GREENVILLE, SC – Proud Mary Theatre Company, South Carolina’s first and only theatre group devoted exclusively to LGBTQ+ stories and voices, is proud to announce the Encore Engagement of our award-winning one-person show “I Am My Own Wife” by Doug Wright, March 1-6 in Spartanburg and Greenville.
Proud Mary Theatre’s production of “I Am My Own Wife” (recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award) won the South Carolina Theatre Association’s Awards for Best Play, Best Actor for Dave LaPage, Best Director for Robert Fuson, and Best Scenic Design and Best Sound Design for Sandy Staggs. With Technical Director & Lighting Designer Caleb Patterson, this four-man team will take the show to Mobile, Alabama to represent South Carolina and perform along with 9 other Southern states at the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
Best Actor winner Dave LaPage, one of the Upstate’s top professional acting talents having appeared at Centre Stage and The Warehouse Theatre, returns in 35 roles in this fascinating true saga of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, the German transgender heroine who survived both the Nazi and Stasi regimes, ran a museum of 19th Century furniture and collectibles, and an underground gay and lesbian social club.
“This play is so unique in its structure and unlikely heroine,” said Proud Mary Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Sandy Staggs. “Charlotte’s incredible true saga is told by one actor in 35 different and distinct roles and spans some 50 years. Audiences are in for a real treat.”