TransActors

Events Calendar

February

7Public performance, The Love Show, 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.

It’s time to climb aboard the love roller coaster! Transactors’ The Love Show is an improvised look at the ups and downs of romantic relationships. Are we screaming from joy, fear, or something else?

The two-act show features short and long improvised scenes, all based on audience suggestions and all focused on love. The first act is unrelated scenes, featuring music with pianist Glenn Mehrbach. The second part is "Gender Bender," a long form (unscripted play) in which each actor plays both a male and a female character.

“Romantic love brings out the best—and worst—in all of us,” says director Greg Hohn. “What could be more important and risky? It’s a playground for improvisers. Plus we get to kiss each other a lot.”

The cast for The Love Show includes Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Juliet Kaplan, Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, and Jane Allen Wilson. Jenn Evans handles lights and sound.

14Public performance, Transactors Improv: for Families!, Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Rd., Durham (1 p.m.). Admission: $10 general; $8 seniors, $6 students. Visit Common Ground Theatre or call 919-384-7817 for tickets, more information, and directions.

Transactors Improv: For Families! presents "Be Mine--Or Else..." Valentine's Day silliness for families with kids in grades K-6! "Be Mine--Or Else..." is an improvised show based on audience suggestions. Like 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 Steve Scott.

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.