Transactors Improv presents The Love Show Musical. The performance is comprised of five episodes, each focusing on romantic love at a different stage in life, from pre-teen through adolescence, adulthood, middle age, and old age. The scenes are improvised from audience suggestions and the music will be a mixture of improvised numbers as well as existing songs by the likes of Kurt Weill, John Prine, and Lennon and McCartney.
“We’ve been doing shows about love for over 25 years,” says director Greg Hohn. “It’s our favorite subject because the emotions are so high, from desperation to euphoria. And most have us have experienced it, the ups, downs, and in between, so the audience identifies with what the characters. And it makes for a great Valentine’s Day date.”
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