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Transactors Improv celebrates the season with Christmas with the Folks Who Live on the Hill, a two-act show featuring improvised songs, December 7th at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The performance is based on audience suggestions and divided into five episodes with live musical accompaniment by pianist Keith Sawyer.

Inspired by the 1937 Kern/Hammerstein song The Folks Who Live on the Hill, the show follows the changes in a family and its home through five snapshot scenes from holiday celebrations over the decades. Children, grandchildren, in laws, neighbors, and friends come and go during good and bad times, weaving multi-hued threads in the tapestry of the family’s life.

Anoo Tree Brod, Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Juliet Kaplan, Steve Scott, Steven Warnock, and Jane Allen Wilson make up the cast. Jenn Evans masters technical effects from the booth.

Transactors Improv is the longest-running improvisational theater in the south. Their work focuses on emotion, physicality, character, commitment, teamwork, and fun.

The company formed in 1983 at The ArtsSchool in Carrboro, N.C., as a children’s theater. Much of its work was scripted, but over time the group metamorphosed into a professional touring company performing improvisational theater for audiences of all ages.

Transactors Improv performs primarily in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and has appeared coast to coast and from Florida to Canada. The company has been heard on National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Co. Transactors Improv also teaches people of all ages in a wide variety of venues, from corporations and colleges to elementary schools and arts camps.

Members of Transactors Improv have had the opportunity to study individually and collectively with the leading lights of improv, including Groundlings founder Gary Austin, Joe Bill, Del Close, Martin de Maat, Charna Halpern of iO, Keith Johnstone, Annoyance Theater’s Mick Napier, Second City, Paul Sills, and Mark Sutton.

Learn more about Transactors Improv here: Transactors Improv Company

Tickets $15 Public, $12 Senior, $10 Student