Transactors present “From Soup to Nuts,” a show with just about every kind of improv you can imagine: short, long, and medium forms. The final performance of Transactors’ main-stage season at The ArtsCenter, “From Soup to Nuts” is entirely unscripted and based on audience suggestions.
In the first act the audience will see some of the scenes and games that have been crowd favorites at Transactors shows for years. Included in these short, discrete scenes is a mini-musical featuring piano accompanist Glenn Mehrbach. The first act will also include a piece running 10-15 minutes (a medium form) and comprised of multiple short scenes and vignettes exploring a theme at breakneck pace.
The second act will be an improvised short play (long form), “Three Words.” Audience members will write adjectives on slips of paper and place them in a hat on stage before the act. Each player selects three slips and bases his or her character on those words.
“This show will challenge us to work in a lot of different ways,” says director Greg Hohn. “It should also be a lot of exciting fun, in part because there will be so many opportunities for audience members to contribute their ideas.”
The cast for “From Soup to Nuts” includes Anoo Brod, Greg Hohn, Bart Hubbard, Steve Scott, Steven Warnock, and Jane Allen Wilson. Jenn Evans and Dave Schmitt handle technical effects.