Hamilton Players Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.

(Sam) Nevin Graves (right) is in his first time directing has taken on the hilarious adult comedy “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.” The show opens Friday, April 14, and continues through April 30.

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Valley residents can lighten the sting of paying their taxes by attending the newest production at the Hamilton Playhouse, “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.” by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.

The adult comedy, set in the 1960s, is about two unemployed musicians who room together to save money and file tax returns as “married.” When the Internal Revenue Service investigates them, the comedy really takes off with masquerades, an affair and unexpected visits.

This is (Sam) Nevin Graves’ first time directing. He is a familiar face at the Hamilton Playhouse and performed in Young Frankenstein, Into the Woods, and in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. 

The cast is Regan Farley as Jon Trachtman, Austin Mowat as Leslie Arthur, Neil Sampson as IRS auditor Mr. Jansen, Daphne Jackson as Kate Dennis, Rachel Devine as Connie, Anthony Ascione as Floyd Spinner, Nevin Graves as Arnold Grunion and Carrie Storrow as Vivian Trachtman.

The production is described as a cross between "I Love Lucy" and "Some Like it Hot.”

“Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.” opens at 8 p.m. Friday. The production runs three weekends: April 14-15 (no performance on Easter Sunday), April 21-23 and April 28-30. Shows start at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15, reserve seating.

The Hamilton Playhouse is at 100 Ricketts Road in Hamilton.