The Body Politic

Book and Lyrics by Charles Osborne; Music by Leo Hurley

The Body Politic

at Peter Jay Sharp Theater  [map]

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Friday, July 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm

One body...Two worlds...Transformed.

A transgender man from Afghanistan emigrates to North Carolina at the height of the Afghan War, in this explosive musical about a collision of cultures that redefines the American family. Iphis sees his world reflected through the contrasting lenses of a conservative foster parent, a drag queen roommate, a young student, and the fearless mother who raised him. THE BODY POLITIC became the first musical in American history to be performed for a State Legislature, when it was presented last year in protest of North Carolina's "bathroom bill."