As tax season draws to a close, Pennsylvania College of Technology will raise the curtain on its spring theatrical production: an appropriately timed farce titled “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.”
The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 4 to 6 in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium on the college’s main campus in Williamsport. Admission is free for Penn College students, faculty and staff; tickets are $5 for the general public.
The comedy concerns two out-of-work musicians rooming together in New York City who resort to filing joint tax returns in an effort to save money. When the Internal Revenue Service informs them of a pending investigation, the roommates and their friends weave a complexly comical web of deceit in an ill-advised attempt to show they are a couple.
Cast members are Jacob A. Urey, of Selinsgrove, a general studies major; Clayton K. Lose, of Waterville, enrolled in Web and interactive media; Rachelle N. Horning, of Muncy, a legal assistant/paralegal studies student; Scott T. Stofko, of Burke, Va., enrolled in automotive technology management; hospitality management majors Jessie M. Chronister, of Annville, and Eileen Harrington, of Springfield, Va.; Max M. Rosen, a pre-paramedic technician student from Newtown; and John V. Catania, of Newtown Square, majoring in building construction technology: masonry concentration.
The play is directed by Jacquie Engel, administrative manager and frequent director/music director at the Community Theatre League, who has directed student productions at Penn College for the past several seasons, beginning with “tick, tick … BOOM!” in 2008.
“The show is just fun,” she said. “Misunderstandings, double-entendres, lies, lies to cover up lies … it all equals lots of laughs. The cast and I are having a great time with it.”