This month at Harlequin Productions, Seattle theater artist Corey D. McDaniels stars in a one man show as the fascinating historical character Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a museum curator who lived in Berlin through the mid-20th century.
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf’s story is one of incredible perseverance in the face of danger and oppression. As a transvestite and homosexual, von Mahlsdorf would have been targetted during the Holocaust and later during the Communist takeover of eastern Germany.
After talking with director Aaron Lamb as well as McDaniels, it’s clear to me that one cannot experience this show—whether as an actor, director, crew or audience member—without being changed in some way. I can’t wait to experience that for myself, and I hope you’ll join me.
[photo courtesy of Harlequin Productions]