Musical About Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, “Southern Comfort” Premieres at Barrington Stage [Berkshire on Stage]
A musical with fascinating characters and a folk/bluegrass score, Southern Comfort is a true story based on Kate Davis’ 2001 Sundance Award-winning documentary about two unique friends in rural Georgia.
Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award, Southern Comfort is the story of male transgendered Robert Eads (Annette O’Toole) and his trans girlfriend Lola Cola (Jeff McCarthy) as they navigate life and its challenges in the back hills of ‘Bubba Land’ Georgia. A celebration of a uniquely American family living life openly, honestly and courageously in the community they have grown to love.
At the Barrington Stage Company (BSC), Southern Comfort is a world premiere and part of the BSC Musical Theatre Lab (William Finn, Artistic Producer) role of mentoring new musicals onto the stage. Southern Comfort has book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and is directed by Thomas Caruso (Associate Director of Broadway’s Matilda).