September 19, 8 pm
Proud to be opening its season at The ArtsCenter, The Monti is seizing the opportunity to make this their biggest show yet! The Monti, which has been home to such local favorites as Clyde Edgerton, Daniel Wallace, Jill McCorkle, Tom Rankin, Dan Ariely, Randall Kenan, and Frank Stasio, invites interesting members of the community to share personal narratives with an audience. From the comedic and absurd to the deeply painful and dramatic, it’s just simple storytelling. www.themonti.org
$20, $18 Members, $12 Students
October 10, 8 pm
7th Annual PlaySlam! Where the audience calls the shots!
This is theatre at its liveliest and least-rehearsed and voting at its most irregular! Join us for an evening of convivial competition in which one-minute plays vie for fame and fortune and the audience calls the shots. An ArtsCenter Stage original, in conjunction with the Playwrights Roundtable.
$5 buys a ticket and a scorecard
October 18, 3 pm
Playwrights Roundtable and Friends: Take Five
The ArtsCenter‘s playwrights lab teams up with local filmmakers for a Sunday matinee of new short films. Join us for this premiere event celebrating the latest from Carrboro’s own brand of cross-fertilized creative talent.
$5 Suggested Donation
October 30, 8 pm
Transactors Improv: Suspense, featuring Killer Filler
Transactors Improv and Killer Filler team up to tackle the thrilling subject of suspense. Killer Filler provided the soundtrack to Transactors’ “Surf Christmas” last year and now the improv group and the band take on another seasonal subject. Bring someone–or something–to hold because things could get scary!
$14, $12 Members, $7 Students
November 13-14, 8 pm
20 years ago, Michael Kearns wrote and performed a landmark theatrical piece: intimacies. A panoply of characters who speak with abandon, intimacies is theatre that promises to rock you. Meet Fernando, a macho flamenco dancer; Big Red, a black female street hooker; Patrick, a Hollywood pretty boy; Phoenix, a homeless man living under the freeway; Marilyn (as in Monroe); Father Anthony, a Catholic priest who confesses and then some. Michael Kearns kicks off his anniversary tour of intimacies—focusing on World AIDS Day—at The ArtsCenter. In association with UNC’s Solo Takes On: A Festival of One-Person Performance presented by the Department of Communication Studies comm.unc.edu/newsevents/performances.
$17, $15 Members, $10 Students
December 5, 8 pm
Transactors Improv: Holiday Extravaganza
Every year Transactors marks the holidays with a musical show containing lots of surprises–from multiple simultaneous miraculous births on stage to a surfing Santa to bringing home a gift refrigerator on the subway. Celebrate the ups and downs of the holidays with Transactors’ 100% certified organic improvisational theatre.
$14, $12 Members, $7 Students
December 11-13, 18-20 Fridays-Saturdays 7:00 pm, Sundays 3 pm
Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales
This Christmas will be unlike any other.
The Youth Performing Arts Conservatory and ArtsCenter Stage team up to present Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, an opportunity for inter-generational collaboration and celebration. Join us in the ice-cream hills for all the tall tales, balloons, dessertspoons, tinsled windows, fire brigades and tons and tons of useless presents. We’ll leave a footprint so big, “people will think there’s been hippos”!
$10 Adults, $8 Members and Students
Readers Theatre at Lunch, the beloved play-reading series for and by older adults returns!
September 8, 9, 16, 17; October 13, 14, 21, 22; November 10, 11, 18, 19
11:30 am Bring a sack lunch and visit with other theatre-lovers, 12:30 pm Show $5