Eastbound Theater hosts auditions for comedy

MILFORD — Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Fine Arts Council, will be holding auditions for the second show of its 16th season, to be directed by Jessica Denes: “Love, Sex & the IRS,” a farce by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.

Actors will read from the script.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, and Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., at Margaret Egan Center, 35 Matthew St. “Love, Sex & the IRS” will run from Feb. 5 to 21. For more information, contact the Milford Center for the Arts at 203-878-6647 or online at www.milfordarts.org or contact the director at jessicadenes1@yahoo.com.

Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore wrote this wild farce, with twists of fate, sight gags, and mistaken identities. Two men, Jon and Leslie, are out of work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as married. The day of reckoning comes when the I.R.S. informs the “couple” they’re going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancée, 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 fiancée, and Leslie’s ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why he has changed and won’t see her anymore.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Familiarity with the play is suggested. All roles require strong comic timing and moments of broad physical comedy.