Town Players of New Canaan announces auditions for 'Love, Sex and the IRS"™
Published 10:27 am, Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Town Players of New Canaan will hold open auditions for Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore's comedy "Love, Sex and the IRS" Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park, New Canaan with possible callbacks Wednesday, Jan. 5, if necessary.
Production Dates are Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 25, 26 and March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees Feb. 27 and March 12 at 2:30 p.m. Perusal scripts are available at the New Canaan Library reference desk. For more information, contact director Chris Peterson at 203-907-6226 or ChrisElmira@yahoo.com, or email@example.com.
"Love, Sex and the IRS" is a wild farce with twists of fate, sight gags, mistaken identities and hilarious comic lines. Characters Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out-of-work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the "couple" they're going to be investigated by a Mr. Spinner. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancée, Kate. Complicating matters further, Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back, Jon's mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancée and Leslie's ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won't see her anymore.
There are roles for five men and three women.
Leslie Arthur: a male, age 20s to 30s, is a gawky musician type, best friends with Jon, a bit easily flustered by the events of the show, will need to cross dress to portray a woman pretty convincingly and do some physical stunts.
Jon Trachtman: age 20s to 30s, is a struggling musician, instantly likeable, best friends with Leslie and engaged to Kate, tries desperately to keep the plan from unraveling.
Kate Dennis: age 20s to 30s, is Jon's fiancée, aids the two with their plan, and is also secretly seeing Leslie behind Jon's back.
Floyd Spinner, 30s - 50s, is an IRS agent charged with investigating Leslie and Jon. Uptight, suit-type a bit on the mousy side until he gets a few drinks in him.
Mr. Jansen, 30s - 40s, is a nosy New York superintendent who will do anything from patrolling the hall for unwanted visitors to reading tenants' mail and raiding their fridge during repair calls.
Mrs. Trachtman: age 40s to 60s, is Jon's mother, comes by for an unannounced house call adding to the chaos. She is motherly and a drinker.
Mr. Grunion: age 30s to 60s, is suspicious looking, pulled off the street justice of the peace. Connie, 20s - 30s, is Leslie's girlfriend. A little more laid back than Kate, she is oblivious to most of the scheme.