Torrington Theater cancels ‘I’m my own wife’ after outcry over casting of non-transgender actor
TORRINGTON – The outcry from the transgender community over the choice of the Warner Theater for the lead role in the scheduled performances of the solo play “I Am My Own Wife” resulted in the show being canceled. . “
The 2004 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama written by Doug Wright tells the story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a 65-year-old German transgender woman who survived the onslaught of the Nazis and the repressive East German Communist regime. The Warner show was supposed to feature an actor who is not transgender.