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TO NOVEMBER 13
In the very funny opening skit of what is (when performed by authors Kathy Najimy and Maureen Gaffney) The Kathy and Mo Show, two bureaucratic angels debate possible skin colors for the human race. Briefly worried that whites will feel inferior because everybody else got richer shades, they scribble “watch the whites” in their notepads, then progress to such issues as whether men or women should bear kids and what the penalty should be for getting such a boon. On opening night, the crowd went wild midskit and stayed at about that level for the rest of an evening that certainly qualifies as amusing, if only fitfully riotous. The dozen subsequent skits range from a date at a “queer Denny’s” to a family wake where everyone brings tuna casserole to a feminist concert at a health-food dive that prides itself on providing a “chemical-free, meat-free, man-free environment” to a boozy visit to Adele’s Armadillo Lounge. Jane Pesci-Townsend (right) and Dori Legg fill in adeptly for Najimy and Gaffney, combining sure comic timing with gracefully goofy physicality. They can’t make the evening into theater, exactly, but they make it pass the time—at two-and-a-half hours, rather a lot of it—with good humor. Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 6 & 9 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. at MetroStage, 1816 Duke St., Alexandria. $16-18. (703) 548-9044. (Bob Mondello)