Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I Am My Own Wife

I read some very interesting background on this play but I can't remember exactly where. What I do remember is that Doug Wright initially just wanted Charlotte to be a sympathetic figure. Her story was so amazing and she seemed so noble. He also became a good friend of hers while researching the story, so at first he really just wanted to lay out the events of her life.

But while he was still early in development, maybe when he was workshopping the play with Moises Kaufman, these maddening inconsistencies kept coming up and Charlotte I guess was not exactly forthcoming with details (whether out of forgetfulness or out of shame or maybe because the accusations against her were false, he never could tell...). So the result is an inspiring but elusive character who is much more intriguing. I gotta say, I can't wait to see Scott dig into this one!

(And PS: if I have any of this wrong, Scott, if you are out there reading, feel free to correct me!)

(And PPS: How did the forum go last night? Anybody willing to post their thoughts?)

4 comments:

JB said...

I can't tell you how excited I am to see this show. Scotty - due to Constant Wife schedule please let us know what times aren't conflicts - I hear there may be a Sunday night show? Would you do a Monday night if we could pack the place with folks? please consider this. XOXO - JB

Scott Wichmann said...

Guys-- If the Firehouse would let me, I sure would do a show on a monday for the theatre community-- you bet!! We are officially OPEN as of tonight, and there are 2 Pay-what-you-will matinees on Sun sept 24th and Sun Oct 1st. Hope to see all of you there!!

Dave T said...

Posting at 3am, Mr. Wichmann?! Must have been quite a party after opening night!

Jacquie O. said...

I just posted this to Dave's new entry...but wanted to make sure folks who are reading about this show got this feedback as well...

I saw "I Am My Own Wife" last night and have to say that I am continually amazed by the seemingly unlimited talent that Scott has. The peace is completely engaging from beginning to end and I left wanting to know more…which is what great theatre is all about. The script by Doug Wright is quite good, but quite frankly it is Scott’s ability to bring each character to life in such detail that makes this production so thrilling to watch. BRAVO Scott and Maury and the Firehouse Theatre!!! I will spread the good word!