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Thu, Jun 27

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Newport

Performance: “I Am My Own Wife” with Ed Shea

In honor of NewportPride weekend, Newport Art Museum is hosting an intimate and unforgettable performance at the Museum with renowned Rhode Island actor and director Ed Shea.

Performance: “I Am My Own Wife” with Ed Shea
Performance: “I Am My Own Wife” with Ed Shea

Time & Location

Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Newport, 76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

About the event

In Doug Wright’s “I Am My Own Wife”, a personal fascination becomes a gripping historical mystery. Based on interviews with famed German icon Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, this searing one-person show was the winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. When Wright is introduced to Charlotte, he decides he must write a play about her. At first, Wright finds her to be nothing short of miraculous. An LGBTQ pioneer who somehow managed to survive both the Nazis and the Communists. The more he investigates, however, the more complex the story becomes. Soon, he must ask himself if what he needs to believe can hold up against what the truth demands. This is a tour de force performance of his acclaimed production in a new, stripped-down revival centered around themes of identity and contemplation.

Space is limited.  Advanced tickets highly recommended.

Discounted tickets for Museum Members and NewportPride button holders!

Get Tickets: https://newportartmuseum.org/events/performance-i-am-my-own-wife-with-ed-shea/ 

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