Spooky season is here, and Transactors Improv Company is performing an improv show focused on suspense, creepiness and the theme of obsession.
The show, called “Sock-Hop Obsession,” will take place at the ArtsCenter on Oct. 5. It will be set in a 1950s era high school, and will feature musical guest Dex Romweber, a roots-rock musician from Chapel Hill.
Greg Hohn, cast member and director of transactors, said the theme of the show came about from listening to Romweber’s music. He said a lot of the music has an old-school feel, and that got them thinking about how many songs from the 1950s are really about obsession.
“We’re playing with that fun repressed energy that was more prevalent at that time,” said cast member Anoo Tree Brod. “I think when things aren’t as out there as we are now, a lot more can brew underneath the surface.”
The show will be long-form improvisation, similar to a two-act play, with the cast taking suggestions from the audience, said Hohn. The music Romweber and his band plays will also be improvised.