La Comedia offers ’70s comedy

By Patricia Ann Speelman -

SPRINGBORO — La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, has opened “Love, Sex and the IRS,” a comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.

It runs through Feb. 28. Tickets, priced from $59 to $75, include a meal and are available at 800-677-9505.

The play, which was written in 1979, concerns New York City roommates Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur, two guys trying to make it in New York. To save money, they capitalize on Leslie’s first name and file their tax returns listing themselves as a married couple. That they each have girlfriends, that Jon is engaged to a girl who is in love with Leslie, that Leslie can’t bear to break up with his other girlfriend, is the premise of the comedy. When the IRS sends Floyd Spinner, a sad-sack agent, to investigate the roommates and Jon’s mother arrives to meet her son’s fiance, pandemonium ensues.

In the cast are the director, Chris Beiser, as Floyd Spinner; Jacqueline Fenton as Connie; Rosa Gardner as Kate; Andy Garitson as Arnold; Elliot Handkins as Leslie; Holly Hathaway as Vivian; Alan Kootsher as Mr. Jansen and Josiah Miller as Jon.

The dinner menu includes salad, glazed ham, roast beef, barbecued baked chicken, roast pork and sauerkraut, seasoned baked fish, beer-battered Norwegian cod, pasta and beef goulash, au gratin potatoes, glazed carrots, peas with pearl onions, sweet potato souffle, cheese bread, assorted muffins, dinner rolls and wedding cake.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.