Naked Ladies

Sorry, fellas, it’s not what you think. Annex Theatre, Seattle’s “longest-running fringe organization,” may pride itself on boldness, but I doubt Concerned Women for America will be picketing anytime soon. Rather, we’re treated to an evening of unrepentant oddness. Two brief actor-authored comic sketches lead to the main course, in which a wily female coyote (Becky Poole)—who does occasionally flash her tail—and two ne’er-do-well vaudevillians (Ben Laurence and Paul Gude) brawl over a mysterious suitcase provocatively marked “Naked Ladies.” At moments the fringesque absurdity became spastically cartoonish, and, like Chris Crocker’s tearful ode to Britney Spears, downright bizarre but impossible to turn away from. JENNA NAND 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends May 31.

Fridays, Saturdays, 11 p.m. Starts: May 16. Continues through May 31, 2008

 
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