The Morningside College Theatre Department will present the student-directed play “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, through Saturday, Oct. 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in Klinger-Neal Theatre.
The Morningside College Theatre Department will present the student-directed play “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, through Saturday, Oct. 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
“Love, Sex and the I.R.S.” is about two men, Jon and Leslie, who try to save money by filling out their tax returns as a married couple. The two get thrown into a cross-dressing frenzy of cover-ups, half lies, outright lies and even some home truths.
The production is directed by Brock Bourek of Columbus, Neb., who is a junior at Morningside College. He directed a one-act play last spring in preparation for this fall’s full-length three-act play.
“Directing is something I never really thought about, but something I thoroughly enjoy,” Bourek said. “I find directing is a great way to collaborate with other talented individuals, while also creating your own image.”
Taylor Clemens, assistant professor of theatre at Morningside College, serves as the faculty adviser for “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.”
“The process so far has been a great learning opportunity for the students involved, and the production will be a great event for the Morningside community,” Clemens said.
Student cast members are Engels Perez Boscan of Caracas, Venezuela, as Jon; Grant Turner of Moville, Iowa, as Leslie; Hailey Barrus of Belmond, Iowa, as Kate; Jared Martin of Humphrey, Neb., as Floyd; Taylor Potter of Fort Dodge, Iowa, as Vivian; Dylan Root of San Diego, Calif. as Jansen; Madison Schueth of Fremont, Neb., as Connie; and Bryce Pape of Sioux City as Grunion.
Students on the crew are Annalee Dorsey of Kansas City, Kan., as stage manager; Morgan Polenske of Randolph, Neb., as scenic designer; Destiny Clark of Sumner, Iowa, as costume designer; Joey Volquartsen of Stanton, Iowa, as props designer; Amy Carothers of Fort Myers, Fla., as lighting and sound designer; and Jason Latta of Greeley, Colo., as assistant stage manager.
Seats are $5 general admission and can be purchased at the door.