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Improv, for your heart’s content

Transactors Improv presents two Valentine’s Shows, one for grownups and one for kids.

First up is “The Love Show,” meant for mature audiences, Saturday, Feb. 7 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.

Then it’s “Transactors Improv: For Families!” at Durham’s Common Ground Theatre on Feb. 14.

“The Love Show” is an improvised look at the ups and downs of romantic relationships. Climb aboard the love roller coaster! 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 a long form, an unscripted play comprised of interrelated scenes.

“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.

Show time for “The Love Show” on Feb. 7 is 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 (general), $12 (senior), and $10 (students/ArtsCenter Friends). The ArtsCenter is located at 300-G E. Main St. in Carrboro. The show is intended for audiences ages 12 and over.

On Feb. 14 Transactors Improv: For Families! presents “Be Mine – Or Else...” It’s Valentine's Day silliness for families with kids in grades K-6! 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.

For more information on Transactors Improv, please visit or call 919-824-0937.