Z Space is pleased to announce that author, performer and actor Josh Kornbluth returns to Z Space for an exclusive two-night engagement of his critically-acclaimed show Love & Taxes. Initially directed Z Space founder David Dower, Love & Taxes is a hilarious yet harrowing tale of a man who must get out of a really, really bad tax situation before his baby is born. Proceeds from the performances benefit Z Space and its 20th Anniversary year.
Z Space and Kornbluth have a long history together – over the years Z Space has been involved in the production of many of his hit shows, including: Mathematics of Change, Citizen Josh, Haiku Tunnel, Red Diaper Baby and Love & Taxes. It is only fitting that Kornbluth return to Z Space along with its founder Dower, to present one of his most popular shows. Love & Taxes is also currently being adapted into a new feature film by the Kornbluth Brothers.
The first-ever pro-tax romantic comedy, Love & Taxes tells the story of Josh, a legal secretary who has gone seven uneventful years without filing his tax returns. But when his boss, a prominent tax attorney, demands that he get back into “The System,” Josh rapidly falls down a rabbit hole of ever-deepening tax miseries. His instinct, honed over a lifetime of being a slacker, would be to simply drop out of “The System” again-but he’s fallen in love with Sara, a neurotically shy but charmingly impulsive public school teacher. Sara gets pregnant with Josh’s child and she demands that they get married by the time the baby is born and that Josh solve his increasingly terrible tax problem before they get married. Faced with this ultimatum, Josh must confront the source of his antipathy towards “The Man” – a countercultural childhood in which his parents seemed to teach him that the responsibilities of citizenship (like paying taxes) were an impediment to love and intimacy. Now, however, he begins to realize that in order to be a loving husband, father and citizen, he must embrace those communal responsibilities-that, for him, love and taxes are inextricably bound together.
Wednesday-Thursday, May 22 2013 – May 23 2013, 8pm
Z Space, 450 Florida Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $25-$70, www.zspace.org or 866.811.4111
About Z Space
Founded in 1993, Z Space is a hub for artists and audiences to revel in the creation, development, and production of outstanding new work. Z Space commissions, develops, and produces a full season of new works from a variety of disciplines including theater, dance, music, performance art, and new media. Z Space fosters opportunities around the nation for these works and for their Bay Area artists. The organization engages diverse audiences through direct interactions with the process, the projects, and the artists. Since 2009 Z Space has managed and operated a 13,000 sq/ft, 229-seat performing arts venue and gallery: home to more than 40 weeks of public multidisciplinary arts programming annually. In March 2013 Z Space opened Z Below, a 2,100 sq/ft 88-seat second stage ideal for the development of new work that will allow the organization to provide more rehearsal and performance options for its companies in residence.www.zspace.org.