Take a trip to a strange place with unusual inhabitants and unexpected customs. It could be a primitive, futuristic, or contemporary society we visit. The audience plots a course for adventure with its suggestions.
Transactors Improv presents "The Explorers" Oct. 4 at Common Ground Theatre in Durham. This show is a "pilot" for a potential Transactors improvised stage series.
"Reading about Alexander von Humboldt's explorations in South America in the early 1800s inspired this show," says director Greg Hohn. "What must it have been like to encounter completely foreign people, animals, and environments? More recently NASA's Voyager 1 left the solar system and that opened up even more possibilities for us."
Hohn adds, "The theme of exploration really fits for us too because we're not sure what we'll find as we discover the piece itself. It might be a spoof, it might contain social commentary, or it could be a mixture of any number of elements. It will definitely have some funny elements if our experiments in rehearsal are any indication."
The cast for "World of Improv" will include Transactors regulars Mike Beard, Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Steven Warnock, and Jane Allen Wilson.
Common Ground Theatre (View)
4815B Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705