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College presents play set in IRS mailroom

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Nobody looks for a career in the mailroom, especially not an IRS mailroom in Bakersfield, but sometimes a job just fits. Winner of the American College Theater Festival award for best new play in 1982, “The Cashier” by Glen Merzer is the forerunner for shows like “The Office.” Lake Tahoe Community College is bringing this hilarious comedy to life in the Duke Theater.

The lead character, an aspiring young artist, comes west to spend a summer painting before going back to New York to marry his fiancée. To support himself, he gets a job in the mailroom of the IRS office in Bakersfield.

He meets an office full of unusual characters, but learns that sometimes you find your true self in the most unexpected places.

The LTCC production will be presented at 8 p.m. March 10-11 and 16-18 and at 2 p.m. March 19. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and children and $4 for LTCC student body cardholders.

Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office before the performance.

The college is located off Al Tahoe Boulevard at One College Drive. For more information call (530) 541-4660.