Transactors Improv celebrates Halloween with The Spooky Show, an all-improvised performance that focuses on suspense, eeriness, and mystery. The October 27th show at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro is comprised of five distinct episodes, each based on audience suggestions and featuring musical accompaniment by pianist Glenn Mehrbach.
“We’ll delve into the odd and unexplainable, dreams, obsessions, uneasiness, and mortality,” says director Greg Hohn. “It should be good, weird fun and very different from your average improv show.”
Now in its 36th season, Transactors Improv strives to wed improvisation and theater with an emphasis on emotional reality, three-dimensional characters, compelling storylines, and physicality.
The cast for The Spooky Show includes Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Juliet Kaplan, Steve Scott, Steven Warnock, and Jane Allen Wilson. Jenn Evans handles technical effects.
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