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It’s not wholly inappropriate that its title conjures slapstick: “I Love Lucette” is a musical theater presentation based on the chansons of 15th- and 16th-century French secular theater. “Secular” is, of course, the operative word; the popular songs of the day were often bawdy in the extreme. Madame Lucette, a character whom scriptwriter Tina Chancey has pieced together from the texts of several chansons, promises to be colorfully expressive. Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, joined by members of local early-music ensemble Hesperus, plays the titular role in a program interspersed with dance tunes, lute solos, and monophonic ballads. Chancey gives a pre-concert lecture on music of the era at 2 p.m. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $15. For reservations call (202) 783-7370.