If you love burlesque, double-entendres or old-timey silk panties, then you recognize the historical significance of Mae West. Claudia Shear's Dirty Blonde
, about the life of West told through the life of a modern-day couple obsessed with the bawdy comedian (the Broadway production in 2000 received four Tony Award nominations), commences the seventh season of the Script-in-Hand
performances by Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre at the Kansas City Central Library (14 West 10th Street, 816-701-3400). Admission for the 2 p.m. MET show is free, but RSVPs are requested. See kclibrary.org
for more information.