Tax Season Blues? Warner Stage Company to Present LOVE, SEX & THE IRS, 3/1-9

Tax Season Blues? Warner Stage Company to Present LOVE, SEX & THE IRS, 3/1-9

The Warner Stage Company will present Love, Sex & the IRS, March 1-9 in the Warner's Nancy Marine StudioTheatre. Need something to chase away the tax season blues? Well, this is it...

Jon Trachtman (played by Derek Craig) and Leslie Arthur (Rodney K) 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 a married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the 'couple" they're going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancee, Kate (Tara Reuter). Complicating mattersfurther Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back, Jon's mother (Lynne Wilson) drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancee, and Leslie's ex girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won't see her anymore.

Directed by Janice Luise-Lutkus, this classic farce is like a cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like it Hot! Performances are Sat., March 1 & 8 at 8pm, Sunday, March 2 & 9 at 2pm and Friday, March 7 at 8pm. Tickets are $26 and can be purchased by calling the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org.

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit www.warnertheatre.org.




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