Sometimes the best medicine to alleviate the pain of filing your taxes is laughter, preferably of the sidesplitting variety. Love, Sex, and the IRS, a play by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, provides exactly that.
Love, Sex, and the IRS is about Jon and Leslie, two men who have been living together in the Big Apple for years. Jon does the taxes for both of the out-of-work musicians and learns he could save a lot of money if he were married to Leslie. It's all fun until, you guessed it, they get audited and Leslie must play the part of Jon's wife.
Cross dressing ensues and so does hilarity when you throw in a landlord who won't permit unmarried couples to live together a la Three's Company, an IRS man who gets loaded, and Jon's mother, who shows up unexpectedly to help plan Jon's marriage to his real life fiancÃ© Kate.
Love, Sex, and the IRS was performed earlier this month at the Laurel Mill Playhouse in Laurel, MD, and Broadwayworld.com gave the show 3 1/2 stars out of 5. The show is also playing at the Meadville Community Theater in Meadville, PA.
"The play has the normal Van Zandt-Milmore formula of twists of fate, running in and out, sight gags, mistaken identities, and Keystone Cop-type slapstick comedy," Dan Authier, who will direct the farce in Meadville, told GoErie.com.
Love, Sex, and the IRS has recently played or is playing at venues from New Hampshire to California.