Love, Sex & the IRS

Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who live together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married couple. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated. Leslie must masquerade as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancee, Kate. Complicating matters further; Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon’s back, Jon’s mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son’s fiancee, and Leslie’s ex girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed his mind and refuses to see her anymore.

Showing January 9-26th, 2014

Auditions were held November 3-5, 2013 (5M/3F)

Cast of Characters:
Brian StraightBrian Altman as Leslie Arthur – This is Brian’s first time on the Pineapple stage. A native of Fort Pierce, Brian is a graduate of Fort Pierce Central High School. He is thankful to Dawn and Jorene for casting him. He hopes you enjoy the show! 
Chelsea Left 1 Chelsea Snyder –  Chelsea fell in love with theatre in high school, appearing in Our Town and Rivals, as well as in competition pieces. She was seen on IRSC’s stage in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Steel Magnolias, Almost, Maine and Catch Me If You Can. This is Chelsea’s debut at the Pineapple and she is honored and thrilled to be a part of such an inspiring and fantastic cast and crew. She looks forward to working on many more Pineapple productions. 
James RightJames Green as Jon Trachtman –  James makes his third appearance on the Pineapple stage in Love, Sex & the IRS, having previous appeared as “Justin” in Dearly Beloved and as “Thomas Rogers” in And Then There Were None. He is very excited to take on his first lead role and wishes to thank Dawn and Jorene for the opportunity and the cast for making this such a great experience. 
Jack StraightJack Krantz as Mr. Jansen – Jack came to the Pineapple 3 seasons ago and has enjoyed every minute! He would like to thank his wife, Kathy, for being so supportive. He also wants to thank Dawn and Jorene for believing in him and giving him such a funny and groovy role. He hopes you enjoy the show as much as the cast has enjoyed bringing it to you. 
John Straight 1John Procino as Floyd Spinner –  John is one of the original founders of our theatre in 1972. He has been continually involved in its operation in many different capacities since then. He has appeared on stage in over 50 productions including 20 leading roles. He has also directed 18 plays here, including such Best Play recipients as Steel Magnolias, Bad Seed, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Lend Me a Tenor. He has helped nurture many new directors. His last role was “Father” in Beauty and the Beast, Really, and he will be directing Proof at the end of this season. All of his involvement in the Pineapple has been with the love and support of his dear wife, Diane, who passed away 3½ years ago. Working with Dawn on this show has been a real pleasure. 
 Rosemary RightRosemary Knight as Vivian Trachtman –  Rosemary is thrilled to be back at the Pineapple Playhouse, where she was last seen as “Honey Raye” in Dearly Beloved. Her most recent role was “Agatha” in The Children’s Hour at the Barn Theatre. Earlier roles include “Adelaide” in Guys & Dolls, “Eve” in Applause, “Marion” in Don’t Drink the Water, and “Bernice” in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Rosemary is also thrilled to be working with such a great group of people! 
Brittney StraightBrittney Altman as Connie – Brittney is thrilled to once again be on the Pineapple stage, having appeared earlier this season in And Then There Were None and last season in Dearly Beloved. She has had a blast working on this great show and wishes to thank the cast and crew for all their hard work and dedication, and especially Dawn and Jorene for giving her the opportunity to be a part of this hilarious production. She hopes you enjoy watching this show as much as they all enjoyed putting it together.  
Alex Straight Alex Yahn as Arnold Grunion – Alex has been involved in the performing arts since junior high school. For years, Alex competed in his township’s One Act Play contests, winning “Best Supporting Actor,” as well as “Best Actor.” Alex, a drummer and percussionist, attended Elon University where he majored in Radio and TV. He worked as “on air” and “voice” talent in several markets. Alex is proud to be a part of such an amazing group, and looks forward to auditioning more in the future. 
Production Crew:
Dawn Left 1Dawn Achin, Director –  While Love, Sex & the IRS marks Dawn’s directorial debut, she is no stranger to the Pineapple stage. She has served as an assistant director, producer, stage manager and/or actor on such shows as Squabbles, Catch Me If You Can, Cheaper by the Dozen, Hello, Dolly! and last season’s hit Dearly Beloved. Dawn wishes to thank her incredible cast and crew for all their hard work and dedication. Break a leg! 
 Jorene Dionne, Assistant Director – Jorene brings multiple skills to the Pineapple Playhouse family. You’ll find her on stage as well as behind the scenes. Many of you may also recognize her as our “Friendly Voice in the Box Office”. Jorene is very happy to be working with such a wonderful cast and crew. She says “Thank you Dawn for this wonderful opportunity!” 
 Danny LeftDaniel Knight, Assistant Director/Stage Manager –  Daniel has been involved in theatre production for the past 8 years. Starting off in summer camps such as Camp Barn Theatre and CBPH Productions, Daniel has gone on to being a stage hand for the Barn Theatre’s Biloxi Blues and Assistant Stage Manager for two consecutive summer camps, as well as for the Pineapple’s Dearly Beloved. Daniel would like to thank Dawn for this opportunity. 
 “Techy” Pat Holerger – Pat has been with the Pineapple Playhouse since 2004, most recently as Director of Small Talk. Her acting credits include The Curious Savage; Who’s in Bed with the Butler?; It Runs in the Family; Faith County, and more. In addition she works with Debbie Johnson at our children’s Summer Camp. She can often be found “behind the scenes”, doing tech work and lighting. That’s why we affectionately call her “Techy Pat”.