SEATTLE -- Legendary sexpot Mae West, whose career spanned vaudeville, Broadway and Hollywood movies from the 1930s to the 1970s, once wrote a play called Sex which was considered (in the '20s) too risque for public consumption. It landed it's authoress in jail on an obscenity charge, and has rarely been performed since. Seattle's Annex Theatre changes all that with its Feb. 13 revival. Sex tells the story of Montreal prostitute Margy LaMont, who has to hide her shady beginnings to hold onto the man of her dreams. Heather Hughes (unfortunately not a relative of mine) returns to Annex in the role once essayed by West.
Veteran Annex company members Ed Hawkins & Andrea Allen direct. The production runs Thu-Sat at 8 PM, Sun at 7 PM, Feb 13-Mar. 4 at Annex Theatre 1916 Fourth, downtown Seattle. For tickets ($10) call (206) 728-0933.
-- By David-Edward Hughes