The Boston Theater Offensive sometimes referred to as "Out"Fest has started and will run through November 8th. The festival describes itself as a cutting edge, queer theater festival. I'm not sure if I would refer to the productions as 'cutting edge' but it is definitely queer themed theater.
This year Varla Jean Merman graces the festival with her show, "Varla Jean Merman Loves a Foreign Tongue", and I've purchased my tickets to see her on Thursday, November 30th. Tickets to several other shows are also available if Varla does not strike your fancy, but I would encourage anyone in the area to support the theater offensive and check out this year's line up. Getting tickets is easy and the prices are very reasonable. The performances are in a comfortable but intimate setting meaning that even seats in the 'way back' are not all that far from the stage.
If you'd like to read more about the Boston Theater Offensive's 17th annual Out on the Edge Festival, Terry Byrne of The Boston Globe has written an article, "Outfest Connects with Community" about this year's festival - just don't forget to buy your tickets.