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Sex, AKA Wieners and Boobs

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What are the odds that the mayor and the perpetually drunk astronaut in a tiny town full of hookers, rednecks and gigolos will both be named Gerard Depardieu? Well, if you happen to be in the play Sex AKA Wieners and Boobs set in the fictional town of Teaneck, N.J., the odds are pretty high.

Sex follows new sheriff Jack Greenberg (Jack-me-off Green-turd) as he faces off against the roosterish king of the Teaneck sex industry, Tad Theaterman. Lusty, clothes-on sex scenes, fart jokes and absurdity ensue. As the inaugural performance in Alley Repertory Theater's Alley Underground series, Sex was an ambitious undertaking. Written by Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Showalter and David Wain--of The State, Stella and Wet Hot American Summer fame--the play is unsurprisingly irreverent and, at times, just plain stupid. But not just any group of actors could take that material and give it life. Alley Rep's cast, which includes the fantastic Dustin Scott as astronaut Gerard, Renee Knappenberger as love interest Hillary, and Noah Moody as Theaterman, nailed the script's timing and delivery, eliciting loud shrieks and snorts from the relatively packed crowd. With Sex, Alley Underground has set a low-brow high bar for all future productions.

Runs through Saturday, Dec. 19. Alley Repertory Theater, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-388-4278, alleyrep.org.