Pulitzer Earns Wife a Small Rise at the Box Office

News   Pulitzer Earns Wife a Small Rise at the Box Office
I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright saw a small increase at the box office in the week following its winning the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

The play brought in an extra $48,600, reported Variety. Its total for the week was $170,336, well below its the top week of its run, Christmas week 2003, which saw an intake of $204,550. Finalists for the Pulitzer were Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and The Man from Nebraska by Tracy Letts.

This year's five-person panel included Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Linda Winer of Newsday, Robert Brustein, Karen D'Souza of The San Jose Mercury News and Michael Phillips of The Chicago Tribune.

I Am My Own Wife is Doug Wright's autobiographical drama about the playwright's search for the truth behind the life of German transvestite and Nazi- and Communist-era survivor Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. It began life at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons, before transferring to Broadway. The one-person show, which features many characters, including Wright himself, is performed by Jefferson Mays and directed by Moises Kaufman.

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