MBS announces 2011-12 season

MBS Productions, which specializes in world premieres, often with a gay (and always racy) twist, has revealed its upcoming slate, which includes another favorite come back.

The season starts on Oct. 13 with Octavia, a Roman tragedy about Emperor Nero and his wife that, apparently, was banned by the Roman leader 2,000 years ago and is getting its debut now.

Once again, the Christmas show will be The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents a Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker, pictured, about a team of exotic dancers who put on a less-than-traditional holiday pageant.

The Game of Love and Chance, a sex farce about mistaken identities, runs just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Bretton B. Holmes’ Fortune, in which an estranged father and son are forced to spend a week together in order to inherit a family fortune, opens March 22.

The season closes with two plays by resident playwright Alejandro de la Costa: 2 Couples 2, where two married couples decide to vacation together, each unaware that their spouses are having same-sex affairs with each other; and The Importance of Being Lovely about a drag queen scorned.

Tickets are available at MBSProductions.net.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones