|Mark Nelson in I Am My Own Wife|
And in the middle of all: a quiet, perfectly timed and completely assured performance by heroic actor Mark Nelson, who all by his lonesome not only brings vivid life to von Mahlsdorf but to a dozen other principal characters as well. [...]
Nelson inhabits this world completely for every second, moving with ineffable grace and impeccably measured timing in a black dress, headscarf and clunky shoes, transitioning seamlessly from the tiny, soft-spoken, tightly smiling heroine to the other characters and back again.
Vocally, bodily, facially and in every other way, this is a gigantic performance achieved through thousands of minute details, coalescing into an irresistible force that commands every wet eyeball within seeing to see what living is all about.
Read the entire review at Cleveland.com.
Nelson is also a theater lecturer at Princeton University at the Lewis Center for the Arts and he can be contacted here.