If you manage to see “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.,” don’t be put off by the unusual title.
This sounds like a current show, fresh from the first two words, with the Internal Revenue taxes added.
Actually, this show was first performed in 1979, more than 30 years ago in New Jersey. But it seems up-to-date in today’s strange times.
The young, talented cast — most just graduated from Valley high schools — look and perform much older onstage, like veteran college students. They are from the Da le Gracia Theatre.
Director of the play is Taylor H. Whitmire. Assistant director is Alejandra Gracia.
This is the third of three off-campus productions that were given performances at South Texas College.
Thanks to the generosity of the STC drama department, the strange but life-like show will be presented at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Aug. 15. Tickets are $5 for children and students and $10 general admission.
“This cast consists of some of the most talented actors I have ever worked with in my years of theater experience,” Whitmire, the director, said. “Every single person involved in the making of this production has put their absolute all into it in order to bring the Rio Grande Valley a show sure to leave the audience in stitches.”
The list of characters and actors includes:
Kate Dennis, played by Alyssa Saenz; Leslie Arthur, Zach Butcher; Mr. Jansen, Homer Cespedes; Jon Tractman, Carlos Leal; Floyd Spinner, Diego Gonzalez; Vivian Tractman, Gina Rodriguez; Connie, Kelsey Cantu; and Arnold Grunion, Chris Martinez.
Understudies are Jeremy Martinez, Amy Glover and Alex Martinez.
The production team/crew includes the director, Taylor H. Whitmire; assistant director, Alejandra Gracia; stage manager, Justine M. Narro; assistant stage manager, Justin Ozuna; production manager, Jessica Garcia; prop mistress, DC; make-up/costume designer, Dorothy Mendida; sound design, Aram Flores; light design, Lisa Ramirez; house manager, Rey Leanos; advertising, Wesley Vanderpool.