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Jeff McCarthy with Joel Waggoner, David M. Lutken, and Elizabeth Ward Land
Jeff McCarthy with Joel Waggoner, David M. Lutken, and Elizabeth Ward Land Carol Rosegg

Southern Comfort tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in rural Georgia. The Public Theater describes it as “a celebration of redefining family and choosing love over every obstacle.”

The new musical officially opened March 13 Off-Broadway. Directed by Thomas Caruso, it features a book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis. It is based on Kate Davis’ 2001 Sundance Award-winning documentary.

The complete cast features Donnie Cianciotto, Lizzie Hagstedt, Jeffrey Kuhn, Elizabeth Ward Land, David M. Lutken, Jeff McCarthy, Morgan Morse, Annette O’Toole, Aneesh Sheth, Robin Skye and Joel Waggoner.

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Aneesh Sheth and Annette O’Toole in <i>Southern Comfort</i>
Aneesh Sheth and Annette O’Toole in Southern Comfort Carol Rosegg

The production is scheduled to run through March 27.

Southern Comfort was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Caruso.

Southern Comfort is a beautiful, gentle, complicated look at a community that has been maligned, misunderstood, and oppressed for centuries,” said artistic director Oskar Eustis in an earlier press statement. “We are proud to present this groundbreaking and moving piece of theater.”

Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award, the show received its BSC Musical Theatre Lab world-premiere production at Barrington Stage Company in 2013, preceded by the NAMT 2012 Festival of New Musicals, and a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons in 2010.

Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting PublicTheater.org or in person at the box office, located at 425 Lafayette St., Astor Place, Manhattan.

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