200 Lafayette Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
2nd Street Theater presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play “I Am My Own Wife“. 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. Wright uses more than 30 characters—all played by Randy Heise—to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. I Am My Own Wife is a profound story of survival.