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Mastering Sex and Tortillas!

Adelina Anthony — a.k.a. La Profesora, Mama Chocha, and Papi Duro — conducts her riotous one-woman show in Spanglish, but her passion for pussy needs no translation. In the first act, her alter ego’s seminar for Hollywood lesbians instructs the diverse crowd on the art of picking up and pleasing Latina panocha, while wrangling with her jealous girlfriend’s phone calls and explaining just why the Spanish slang for lesbian is tortillera — an exercise that required a handful of margarine and my giggling seatmate opening a package of tortillas with her teeth. Anthony redirects Cupid’s arrow after intermission, when, as a swaggering FBI agent (that’s Fearless Butcha Instigators), she enters brandishing enough dildos in her gun holsters to make Dirty Harry feel inadequate. She then schools her new recruits on how to pass as gardeners to seduce Beverly Hills wives — the agency’s preferred fund-raising technique. Bawdy, proud and hysterical (if prone to histrionics), Anthony’s performance is as whip smart as it is bathroom-stall naughty. THEATRE DISTRICT, 804 N. El Centro Ave., Hlywd.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; thru Dec. 17. (323) 957-2343.

—Amy Nicholson


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