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Students and chefs prepare for ‘Love Passion and the IRS’ dinner theater production

FORT KENT, Maine — Many people enjoy an evening outing of dinner and a movie, but for three nights next week, area residents will get an opportunity to feast on a dinner theater production presented by local students and chefs.

Fort Kent Community High School student actors will team up with the University of Maine at Fort Kent food services provider Sodexo for a four course meal and performance of “Love, Passion and the IRS” in Fort Kent.

Based on the book “Love,Sex and the IRS” by William Van Zandt, the play is a

comedy farce set in the 1970s.

“It’s going to be a retro-looking play,” said director and FKCHS educator Doug Clapp.

A student crew built the set which Clapp said will be reminiscent of the popular sitcom from that era, “Three’s Company,” which starred John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers.

In keeping with the 1970s theme of the play, Sodexo chef Corey Bourgoin designed a dinner menu from that time period. Bourgoin and his crew will serve an appetizer of sausage stuffed mushroom, a throwback salad of tomato and cucumber with Green Goddess dressing, chicken cordon bleu with rice pilaf and asparagus for the main event, and chocolate cream pie for dessert.

The dinner theater production of “Love, Passion and the IRS” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. each day Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 31, and June 1-2, at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Nowland Hall. Tickets, which include both the performance and meal are $25 each and are available from students acting in the play or by calling Fort Kent Community High School at (207) 834-5540.

Acting in the play are: Ellie Ouellette, Storm Eirman, Bug Wilson, Cameron Kastl, Ben Davis, Bailey O’Brien, Kaylee Carter, and Hannah Chasse.

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