Wednesday, March 11, 2015

review - LOVE, SEX & THE IRS - The Palms Theatre

Louise Keeton, Sherry Konjura, Kyle Braun,
Isaac Wesley Wilson and Gerry Konjura
(Photo: Toni Kallen Photography / Palms Theatre)
For more information on this production, that runs through March 28, click here

"While William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore's Love, Sex and the I.R.S. may not be the greatest comedy ever written, it surely delivers a lot of laughs. The Palms Theatre is presenting a fun production with a talented cast and fast paced direction/ The result is a giddy joy.   The premise is fairly simple. Jon decided several years back to state on his income tax form that he and his roommate Leslie are a married couple as a way to get a bigger tax return. That Leslie is a man and they both have girlfriends adds a bit of a wrinkle to the plan when they receive a letter from the I.R.S. saying that they are going to be investigated. The only solution? Have Leslie dress up as Jon's wife to hopefully fool the tax man. Needless to say, things don't go as planned.   Isaac Wesley Wilson is delivering an excellent comedic performance as Leslie. While he clearly makes one of the most unattractive women you've ever seen when he puts on a dress and make-up, that's the point, and Wilson has a blast in the part. Louise Keeton is lovely as Kate, the woman who finds herself in love with both men. Her stage presence, line delivery, and facial expressions are finely tuned with the happenings on stage. Gerry Konjura is a gem as the tax man Floyd Spinner. Rob Watson's direction keeps the hilarity moving briskly along and makes fine use of the doors of the set, ensuring the cast achieves farce-like timing with their entrances and exits. Love, Sex and the I.R.S. isn't the most original play, and some of the outcome is predictable, but it still amounts to a fun, upbeat comedy with lots of wit and charm. The Palms Theatre production has a gifted comedic cast who willingly throw themselves into the action of the fast-paced hijinks with giddy results." -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

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