Mixed Blood's 2002/2003 season opens with Two Queens One Castle, a musical parable by local songstress extraordinaire and Oscar nominee Jevetta Steele. Through 15 gospel, R&B, jazz, and pop tunes, Steele explores her life?s complexities?catapulting career, motherhood, marriage, extended family, church?which are even more complicated when half of the married couple is clandestinely gay. Stigmas of homosexuality within African American communities are explored and exposed, and the foundation of love collides with deceit and illness in a harmonic affirmation of self-worth. The musical is adapted for the stage and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, with music by J.D. Steele and William Hubbard and musical direction by Sanford Moore. This production will take a one-month break while Mixed Blood stages its next show in the 2002/03 season, The Boys Next Door, playing December 4-29. Two Queens returns from Dec. 31-Jan. 26, 2003.