From Jimmy Fallon to "Love, Sex, and the IRS," Modern Entertainment Spans Generations of Interest
Popular farce "Love, Sex, and the IRS" will be restaged in San Francisco as a live taping of a 1979 sitcom to suit the nostalgic tastes of modern audiences. Called 'intimate theatre at it's best," this award-winning production...
San Francisco, CA, November 12, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Popular farce "Love, Sex, and the IRS" will be restaged in San Francisco as a live taping of a 1979 sitcom to suit the nostalgic tastes of modern audiences. Called "intimate theatre at it's best," (StageSceneLA) this award-winning production takes its creative cues from the same cultural trend that Jimmy Fallon is banking on with his revamped The Tonight Show: a yearning for nastalgia, be it "real" or appropriated.
"This script is from 1979, and trying to update it could undermine the plot, so we took inspiration from Three's Company, which the writers obviously turned to when creating Love, Sex, and decided to make the show an immersive experience. Our patrons will experience the show as a studio audience of a live 1979 mid-season replacement sitcom [much like Three's Company was]" explains award-winning director Christopher Chase. "It's hectic, hysterical, and is the perfect mix of real and faux nastalgia. It's just a riot!"
"A fun night of theatre...a well-made sitcom!"
The Tonight Show, back in the spotlight with Jimmy Fallon's new gig as host, revamped itself to bring back the vintage feel of the Carson days with velvet curtains, a logo evoking the show's trademark spotlight, mid-century furniture, and sepia-tinted lighting. A younger host anchoring a show with such a heavy visual connection to it's vintage roots allows every generation to connect with the show, becasue every demographic has something to appreciate.
Star and pin-up model Carole Catanzaro, called "very funny" by LA Weekly, agrees, saying "America is all about looking back right now, and Love, Sex brings incudes physical comedy that's been rare since the days of sictom farce; the show is a modern love letter to the best parts of the 70s, and both Baby Boomers and Millenials will find themselves laughing harder than they expect!"
Love, Sex, and the IRS runs nightly from January 9-18th in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood, at the newly contructed Bindlestiff Theatre (where theTRIBE brought sold-out runs of HAIR and CABARET in January 2013 and January 2014.) Use 1/2 price online code LOVESF to snag discount tickets at www.theTRIBEproductions.org