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TO MARCH 1
Mutilated corpses: one; flashed breasts: six. Though the numbers might not be up to Cherry Red Productions’ usual standards, its latest show, Coyote Woman, transcends any lack of blood and boobage with a lascivious spirit. SoCal priss Janet (Jacky Reres) loves fiance Cliff (Richard Price), a tightfisted, brown-shirted animal-control officer. Less uptight roommate Debbie (Monique LaForce) and her gay brother Mike (Joe Pindelski) do their best to remind Janet who Cliff really is: a guy who gave his true love not only a used yellow Toyota hatchback but also a used engagement ring. Their efforts become moot, however, when Janet gets scratched by a coyote during a morning jog, transforms in full moonlight to the decidedly unprissy Coyote Woman (Lucrezia Blozia, pictured), and heads posthaste to the Viper Room for drink and debauch, fiance be damned. There, she picks up Bill (Tony Greenberg), the kind of guy who wears see-through clothing and spouts such Cherry Red classics as “You know what’s great about tits? They’re soft and yummy!” Blozia, known for her titular (“accent on the first syllable,” notes the program) role in Poona the Fuckdog, is the bevinyled star here, and Justin Tanner’s script delivers just enough plot and character development to string the zingers together: Asks our lupine protagonist, “Doesn’t it make you want to hump your zipper and howl?” Yes. Yes, it does. Ogle the soft-and-yummys at 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays to Saturday, March 1, at Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $15. (202) 298-9077. (Mike DeBonis)