TransActors

Events Calendar

October

25Public performance, The Scary Show, featuring music by Killer Filler, The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro (8 p.m.). Admission: $15 general; $12 seniors, $10 students and ArtsCenter Friends. Visit The ArtsCenter or call (919) 929-2787 for tickets, more information, and directions.

Transactors Improv tries to give you a wicked case of the willies with The Scary Show, featuring instrumental rockers Killer Filler. This all-improvised show is made up of five distinct episodes, each focusing on horror, suspense, the macabre, or the plain old weird.

The Scary Show both pays homage to and spoofs film and television styles and themes, ranging from classic black-and-white movies through Alfred Hitchcock and The Twilight Zone to more modern approaches.

Each episode is scored by Killer Filler, the instrumental surf/rock/soul band from Hillsborough that has been delighting fans since 2004. This is the fourth collaboration between Killer Filler and Transactors.

“Working with horror and suspense is challenging and a lot of fun,” says director Greg Hohn. “I’ve gotten goose bumps in some of the scenes we’ve done and audience members have come up to us after our scary shows and told us they were really creeped out!”

The cast for The Scary Show includes guests Tamara Kissane and Juliet Kaplan, along with Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, Steven Warnock, and Jane Allen Wilson. Jenn Evans handles lighting and sound effects.

The Killer Filler lineup is Crispy Bess (keyboard and guitar), Bryon Settle (guitar), Greg Bowers (guitar), Steve Eisenstadt (bass), and Paco Robles (drums).

November

6Public performance, Improv Incubator, Common Ground Theatre, Durham (8 pm)

22Public performance, Return to Ray's Diner, Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd, Durham, (8 p.m.). Admission: $15 general; $10 student/senior. Advance tickets are available exclusively at Advance tickets are available exclusively at Brown Paper Tickets. Please note we cannot accommodate late seating at this show!

Transactors Improv returns to Ray's Diner after a successful first visit in September.

Ray's Diner sits on a two-lane highway just outside a small southern town. A few years after the diner opened in 1972, an Interstate highway bypassed the town. Yet Ray's persists, a haven for hungry souls: regulars and random passersby, truckers and drifters, businesspeople and families on vacation. The diner, one long room with booths and a counter with fixed stools, is clean but hasn't been renovated since it opened its doors. The town may be small but Ray's is a gateway to a larger world.

Return to Ray's Diner is a long-form spontaneous theater piece conceived and directed by company member Steven Warnock. Joining Warnock in the cast will be company members Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Juliet Kaplan, Steve Scott, Jane Allen Wilson, and guests Tamara Kissane and Rick Skarbez.

29Public performance, Transactors Improv: for Families!, The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro (6 p.m.). Admission: $10 general; $8 seniors, $6 students and ArtsCenter Friends. Visit The ArtsCenter or call (919) 929-2787 for tickets, more information, and directions.

I'm Stuffed--Let's Play, our Thanksgiving-themed family show, will focus on eating lots and playing more! This 45-minute performance features short improv scenes based on YOUR suggestions. The content is appropriate for children (K-8) and adults--and adults who act like children.

Audience member Jen writes, “Shane has officially caught the improv bug. He surprised me by volunteering to go up on stage at the Transactors for Families show this evening. All the way home, he said he wants to do more improv and that he loved it.”

The cast includes director Anoo Brod, Steve Scott, and Jane Allen Wilson.

December

19Public performance, Holiday Extravaganza, The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro (8 p.m.). Admission: $15 general; $12 seniors, $10 students and ArtsCenter Friends. Visit The ArtsCenter or call (919) 929-2787 for tickets, more information, and directions.

31Public performances, First Night Raleigh (venue and times TBA)