With the second penis I saw on stage Saturday, I learned that nudity has a place in above average sketch comedy. In Sex/Death
, four players perform seven short plays contemplating what humans contemplate most. With varying degrees of wit, seven writers explore the wax and wane of our libidos and our fear of and desire for death. "Alibi" is short and sweet with a dark and meaty center. "Sex, Death" is propelled by the all-systems-go mentality of youth, while "Thursday Routine" portrays lust's demise. The winner of my personal blue ribbon is "Thanksgiving." Two online strangers hook up in real life for a horror film seduction that is hilarious, menacing, sexy and touching. I thank Ian McCabe for his killer deadpan delivery and Derrick Krober for bringing sweet vulnerability to comedy. To both, I quote, "You are so hot, it's retarded!" Friday, 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 p.m.