by Julianne Wick Davis, Dan Collins
Full Length Musical, Drama / 3m, 3f
Critic's Pick! "A sweetheart of a musical." - The New York Times
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- Mild Adult Themes
- Time Period: 1990s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Spring – Winter 1998. Toccoa and Atlanta, Georgia.
- Musical Style: Folk
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
- Chorus Size: Small
LOLA - M to F transgender woman: A tall, broad shouldered woman; somewhat uncomfortable in her own skin. Professionally she still assumes the identity of John. (Mid 40s)
JACKSON - F to M transgender man: A little elf of man; full of warmth and mischief but struggling with a deep resentment and anger at the world around him. (Late 30s/early 40s)
CARLY - M to F transgender woman: Jackson’s girlfriend. A naughty catholic school boy turned naughty catholic school girl; tough, feminine and confident. (Late 20s/early 30s)
SAM - F to M transgender man: A hefty, introverted man. He might almost be intimidating, were it not for his extremely gentle and somewhat sad demeanor. (Late 30s/early 40s)
MELANIE - F woman: Sam’ wife . Spirited and full of good humor but apprehensive of the world around her. (Early/mid 40s)
THE STORYTELLERS - An onstage folk band that serves as the ‘orchestra’ and storytellers for the show; acting as all the characters in the piece aside from the primary six. They are the passing time and the changing seasons, Robert’s parents, the haunting voices of his doctors and so on. They serve as the storytelling backbone to our ‘Modern-Day Folk Tale’ while also embodying the environment/atmosphere/world around our primary characters – both physically and musically.
- Ensemble cast
- Non-Traditional casting
- Cross gender casting
- Multicultural casting
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Southern Comfort premiered at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA in July 2015 under the direction of Thomas Caruso.