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Love, Sex and the I.R.S.

Conklin Players Head Back to the '70s for "Love, Sex and the I.R.S." through March 6.

GOODFIELD - The Barn III Dinner Theatre opens their 2020 Season "45 Years of Fun" with the hilarious swinging seventies comedy "Love, Sex and the I.R.S." by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, opening February
6 and playing for five weeks only through March 8. Leading comic player Dan Challacombe will head up the company for this outrageous ride.

"Love, Sex and the I.R.S." has been a staple for dinner theatres since its debut in 1979. It is the story of two male roommates, John and Leslie (Challacombe) who have been cheating the I.R.S. by claiming themselves as a married couple. What John doesn’t know is that Leslie is secretly pining after John’s fiancée Kate. Trouble really starts when John finds out that the I.R.S. is on their trail and auditor Floyd Spinner will be coming by to investigate the “couple.” So Leslie has to don a dress and pretend to be John’s wife to keep them out of jail!
Throw in a nosy landlord, John’s visiting mother and Leslie’s frantic girlfriend and you have the recipe for a wild comedy where anything can happen.

Joining Challacombe for this riotous good time are Christian Meredith as John, April Bieschke as Kate, Lana Warner as John’s mother Vivian, Pat Gaik as I.R.S. man Floyd Spinner, Nathan Brandon Gaik as landlord Mr.
Janson, Tamra Challacombe as Leslie’s girlfriend Connie and Jeff Craig as the mysterious Arnold Grunion.

The production is directed by Mary Simon and produced by Abby Reel.
Technical Director for the production is April Bieschke, sound design is by Jimmy LaHood, and publicity is by Pat Gaik.

The 2020 dinner theatre season will continue at the Barn III with "A Grand Old Country Tribute," running from March 19 to April 11 and May 7 to 10, "Smoke on the Mountain" July 9 to August 16, "Is There Life After Fifty?" October 1 to November 8 and "Christmas: Past, Present and Future" November 19 to December 31.

In addition to the dinner theatre shows, the Barn III will offer a Thursday evening "September Music Series" featuring local and national artists. More information is available at the Barn III website.

Tickets for dinner theatre shows during 2020 are $48 per person for all regular performances. The Valentine's Day performance is priced at
$55.00 per person. A $0.50 handling fee will be added to each ticket and the ticket price includes dinner sales tax. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 309-965-2545 from the box office, which is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesdays and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. The Barn's renowned buffet dinner will be available, and the new Barn offers a full service bar. Outside alcohol is no longer allowed.

Venue Details

  • The Barn III

    1445 Timberline Road, Goodfield Out-of-town


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