I am My Own Wife

By Doug Wright
Played at the Signature Theatre (Virginia)

Set Designer:  Wilson Chin
Costume Designer:  Kathleen Geldard
Lighting Designer:  Colin K. Bills
Sound Designer:  Veronika Vorel

Cast: Andrew Long


[Andrew] Long takes firm hold of Wright’s carefully crafted script to deliver a stunning performance, leaping from person to personality, character to character, with remarkable ease. He adopts accents and postures, swaggers and subtleties to bring each individual vividly into being. And he does all this while dressed in a simple black housedress and a single strand of pearls. There is nothing to hide behind. No elaborate transformations of set or surface. It is just Long accompanied by some beautifully rendered effects of light and sound.”
— Tom Avila, Metro Weekly
Directed softly and warmly by a Washington local, Alan Paul, this play is a delight.
— Mark Lee Adams, Show Biz Radio
Alan Paul – at age 25 – makes an excellent stage directing debut with ‘Wife’
— Marsha Dubrow, Examiner.com
The newest version crops up in the smaller of Signature Theatre’s two spaces, the Ark, in a meticulous production directed by Alan Paul that proves again to be an actor’s dream
— Peter Marks, The Washington Post
Director Alan Paul is only 25, but he shows maturity and control in his vision of this complex work.
— Susan Berlin, Talkin’ Broadway


Photos by Scott Suchman