TransActors

April

30 Public performance, City Life, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro (8 pm). Buy tickets!

Transactors Improv wraps up its main-stage season with City Life, a show about thriving and surviving in a major urban area. Featuring improvised songs, the two-act performance is based on audience suggestions and divided into five slice-of-life episodes.

Over the years we Transactors have done lots of shows about small-town life but this is our first that focuses on the challenges and rewards of the big city. Strange and wonderful things happen to people when you cram a lot of them into a relatively small space.

Of course we’ve done a lot of improvised music over the years and this show gives us a chance to continue the work we pioneered in this region. We’re very fortunate to have pianist Glenn Mehrbach as our accompanist.

The company welcomes longtime member Steven Warnock (2001-14) back into the fold for City Life. He is joined in the cast by Anoo Brod, director Greg Hohn, Juliet Kaplan, Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, and Jane Allen Wilson. Mike Beard is in charge of lights and sound.

May

21 Public performance, Transactors Improv: For Families!, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro (6 pm). Buy tickets!

Books are the theme for this Transactors Improv: For Families! show. Come ride the magic carpet into your imagination as we dive into the world of books and all the places they can take us! We'll explore all things books: our favorites, short ones and long ones, serious and funny, and more.

The cast features director Anoo Brod, Juliet Kaplan, and Steve Scott.

"The hour seemed to fly by because it was such a laid back, silly time. There were kids and adults of all ages there, and I heard everyone laughing, so it's a great event..."
-Stir Crazy Moms of Durham