"With Slave Letters at MBS Productions, Mark-Brian Sonna beautifully uses simplicity to shine light on voices from a dark period in American History...
Mark-Brian Sonna of MBS Productions cracks a window open into slavery...The actors’ performances are believable, and stirring. Each actor delivers the text of different documents as monologues...All of the songs are sung a cappella and each voice is strong. This is not a musical. The actors deliver the songs as pitched monologues, offering a natural folk quality that is appropriate for this presentation...This is not a sad production, neither is it presumptuous. It is presented with simplicity and a heavy reliance that through the voices of the letters’ authors their humanity will shine through now as it could not with freedom when they lived."
October 13 – November 6, 2016, at the Studio Theatre
Due to record setting attendance we are bringing back our most acclaimed production at the larger Studio Theatre!
During the slave era of the United States most slaves were illiterate, but some secretly learned how to read and write. Some of these letters have survived and chronicle the daily life of slavery. While many detail the terrible conditions of slavery, others express intense humanity. These letters of love, longing, hope, and the quest for freedom are at times uplifting, horrifying, and even humorous, giving a voice to those who were oppressed. The reading of these letters is interspersed with Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs from the era. This ground breaking production is the first in its kind for it gives a voice to the millions who were subjugated.
November 25 – December 29, 2016, at the Studio Theatre
The hit cult show is back for its 10th smash year! The Beulaville Baptist Book Club, which is in dire straits financially, mistakenly hires the Velvet Kittens Burlesque troupe to do a performance of The Nutcracker. Winner of the 2014 National Nutcracker Award! Tickets are now on sale!!! Visit www.BurlesqueNutcracker.com for more information.
"The most hilarious production I have ever seen! MBS Productions scores another huge hit with this holiday show that is an over-the-top, must see, "nut cracking" romp!!" Richard Blake - The Column. "An unquilified Hoot." Mike Orren - Pegasus News. "You don’t expect a show that will do anything for a laugh, including dirty jokes, profanity and suggestively jiggling body parts inches from the front row, to have something of social significance to say. Yet, a sly attack on those who ban books lends spice to the R-rated Beulaville Baptist Book Club presents...A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker." Nancy Churnin - Dallas Morning News.