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ArtsCenter Stage, Fall 2010

From Zombies to Oompa-Loompas, scripted to improvised, magical to suspenseful, ArtsCenter Stage’s Fall 2010 lineup has got it going ON and ON and ON!  ArtsCenter Stage announces its co-productions with the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory of Living Dead in Denmark, a soon-to-be Halloween classic, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the most magical children’s story of all time.  And that’s not all!  We are the proud stomping grounds for Hidden Voices, Transactors Improv, the Playwrights Roundtable, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and OneSong Productions.  Check out the full lineup below or at!

Transactors Improv: Suspense!

Friday, October 1 @ 8 pm
Transactors explores horror, mystery, thriller, and sci-fi film genres with musical accompaniment by Killer Filler, specialists in instrumental rock, surf, and R&B. Composed of five different improvised episodes, Suspense! is almost certainly unlike any improv you’ve ever seen. Or, in the words of an audience member who saw the first Suspense! show last year, “That was really creepy!”
$14, $12 ArtsClub Members, $7 Students

ArtsCenter Stage and the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory

Living Dead in Denmark by Qui Nguyen
October 15-17, Fri-Sat @ 8 pm, Sun @ 3 pm

Living Dead in Denmark, a comic book fantasia that throws Shakespeare’s most beloved characters and some back from the dead, including Ophelia, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Puck, Titania, Horatio and more into an us-versus-zombies apocalyptic scenario.  Mixing martial arts, horror movies and comic books, Living Dead in Denmark is the perfect storm of Halloween theatre.  Intended for audiences 14 and up.
$15 Adults, $13 ArtsClub Members, $10 Students

Transactors Improv: Gratitude

November 5 @ 8 pm
Transactors explores gratitude. What are you thankful for and why? Give it some thought because Gratitude is based on your ideas.
$14, $12 ArtsClub Members, $7 Students

PlaySlam! The 8th Annual PlaySlam!

Where the audience calls the shots!
November 6 @ 8 pm

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.  PlaySlam!  Is an ArtsCenter Stage original, in conjunction with the Playwrights Roundtable.
$5 Tickets

An Evening of Enchantments

Joshua Lozoff & Micah Cover
November 10-12 @ 8 pm

Magicians Joshua Lozoff and Micah Cover team up for a very special night of mystery and astonishment!  Joshua is a Triangle favorite, known for jaw-dropping close-up magic and for sold-out shows all over the region.  His unique approach to the art of magic escapes the confines of tradition and blurs the line between reality and illusion.  Based in Los Angeles, Micah is a regular performer (and tour guide) at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. He presents a captivating ghost story-themed performance that one audience member called, “one of the most creative & original magic shows I have ever seen!” Together, Joshua and Micah will stage an evening of enchantments not to be missed!
$15 Adults, $13 ArtsClub Members, $10 Students

Transactors Improv: Holiday Extravaganza

December 3 @ 8 pm
Celebrate the ups and downs of the holiday season–before you’re sick of it–with Transactors’ Holiday Extravaganza. This company tradition features music, merriment, and an extra vaganza in case one isn’t enough.
$14, $12 ArtsClub Members, $7 Students

ArtsCenter Stage and the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Richard George based on the book by Roald Dahl
December 10-12, 16-19 Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7:30 pm, Sundays @ 3 pm

Oompa – Loompas, Golden tickets, and candy bars! Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a magical fantasy where dreams really do come true. Travel through the wacky (and top secret, shhh!) world of jellybean stalks, chocolate rivers and hair toffee. Join Charlie, Willy Wonka and all the others in their dazzling adventures through the Chocolate Factory, a journey that celebrates the endless possibilities in life.
$15 Adults, $13 ArtsClub Members, $10 Students

About The ArtsCenter:
The ArtsCenter nourishes the arts, creativity and community through education, performance and exhibition.  A unique not-for profit, The ArtsCenter offers the best in visual and performing arts classes, concerts, theater productions, children’s programs and gallery exhibits.  As a non-profit, The ArtsCenter depends on the support of the community in order to provide a home for these types of programs.  For details on how you can help, call 919.929.2787 ext 217.

WHERE:  The ArtsCenter 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510

TICKETS:  visit or call 919-929-2787 ext 201