TransActors

Events Calendar

March

7Public performance, Transactors Improv: for Families!, Forest Moon Theater, Wake Forest Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest (7 p.m.). Admission: $10 general; $8 children 12 and under. Visit Forest Moon Theater or call 919-435-2001 for tickets, more information, and directions.

Director Anoo Brod joins Steve Scott and Dan Sipp onstage as part of "Spring Fever: A Night of Improv."

14Public 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.

Transactors Improv: For Families! returns to The ArtsCenter with the theme "MARCH to the Beat of Your Own Drum: Fly Your Freak Flag!" This made-up-on-the-spot show is intended for families with kids in grades K-8. Like old Bugs Bunny cartoons, it's aimed at younger audiences but has lots to amuse grownups too.

The cast includes director Anoo Brod, Bart Hubbard, and Juliet Kaplan.

20Public performance, Ray's Diner, Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd., Durham (8 p.m.). Admission: $15 general; $10 students/seniors. Visit Common Ground Theatre.

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. You never know who'll wander into Ray's.

Transactors Improv serves up Ray's Diner, a long-form spontaneous theater piece conceived by Steven Warnock. Bart Hubbard makes his directorial debut with the company. Joining Hubbard in the cast are Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Juliet Kaplan, Steve Scott, and guests Sharon Eisner and Tamara Kissane.

April

11Public performance, Last Words, 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.

No, Transactors Improv isn’t going the way of the dodo. Instead Last Words is the theme for this two-act show.

Act one is short, unconnected scenes and the second part is an extended piece that lends its name to the show. In this form, the company will use audience members’ suggestions of what that they think or hope will be in their obituaries—and what will be left out. Each suggestion taken will be the basis for one of the six short episodes that comprise the form.

What will people say about you when you’re gone? What will your legacy be? You can find out without having to die by coming to see Transactors on April 11!

Special guest Eric Singdahlsen joins the company as both piano accompanist and as an actor. The rest of the cast includes Anoo Brod, director Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Juliet Kaplan, and Jane Allen Wilson. Jenn Evans masters technical effects from the booth.

May

1Public performance, On Line In Love, Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd., Durham (8 p.m.). Admission: $15 general; $10 students/seniors. Visit Common Ground Theatre.

Modern romance calls for modern measures—like online dating. Transactors Improv explores this phenomenon up close and personal in On Line In Love.

Can you find love online? How do you present yourself in the best way? Are people being honest? Is there such a thing as online chemistry? And what happens when you finally meet in person?

On Line In Love will follow a few lonely and hopeful hearts as they experience joys, tribulations, and possibly revelations. You'll cringe as the characters have awkward dates, giggle during the goofy ones, and maybe even sigh at a romantic one.

This new show is conceived and directed by Anoo Brod and Bart Hubbard, who are both fascinated by dating stories, whether told by friends or on television like The Bachelor or Millionaire Matchmaker.

The cast for On Line In Love includes guests Shay Hall and Tamara Kissane, along with Transactors regulars Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Juliet Kaplan, Steve Scott, and Jane Allen Wilson. Jenn Evans handles lighting and sound effects.

16Public 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.

"Dreaming of Fireflies, Baseball, and Camp" is the theme for the May Transactors Improv: For Families! show. We gear up for the special joys of summer: days that seem to last forever filled with sun, swimming, beach trips, and camping. We base this fully improvised show on YOUR suggestions.

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

"(Our 10-year-old) is still quoting from the Transactors show... How nice to see a show that was absolutely appropriate and entertaining for her age and fun for the parents as well!"