Friday, September 15, 2000
The Carrboro-based Transactors Improv Company performs
“The Musical!" The story idea and title are chosen by the audience.
noon - Masters of old-time bluegrass
and gospel, Jerry and Tammy
Sullivan, will bring their singing to a
free lunchtime concert on the terrace at
The Sullivans will both play and talk
about their music.
7 p.m. - The UNC-CH Medieval
Studies Curriculum presents “The
Seventh Seal,” directed by Ingmar
Bergman, as the first feature of the 2000-
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Field Hockey vs. Virginia
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Registration 8-9 a.m. starts at the Old Well
$lO to register with a T-shirt
$6 to register without a T-shirt
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The film will be shown in DVD in
the Commons Room of Graham
Admission is free.
5:30 p.m. - A Project Literacy
information session will be held in room
213 of the Student Union.
Come be a part of Kids Read, ESL
teaching, and Adult Literacy projects!
7 p.m. - A general meeting will be
held for Delta Delta Sigma, the pre
dental honor fraternity, in the down-
Improv Troupe Performs Off the Cuff
By Kit Foss
For most thespians, acting and
rehearsing lines present enough of a
challenge without the added pressure of
spontaneously producing a musical.
In contrast. Transactors Improv
Company masterminds an improvisa
tional musical, complete with a clear sto
ryline, music and characters, all of which
are inspired by only a tide and an objec
tive taken from audience suggestions.
During one recent performance of
“The Musical!” director Greg Hohn
focused the audience’s random phrase
“alien abduction” into the goal of “sur
viving alien abductions” and the phrase
stairs lobby of the Student Union.
8 p.m. - Young Democrats will host
their third meeting of the year.
The meeting will include an open
discussion of Affirmative Action.
The meeting will be held in Union
All students are invited to attend and
5:30 p.m. - Thinking about law
Jenni Browning from the UNC
School of Law, and Karen James from
Academic Advising Programs, are hold
ing a pre-law information session in
8 p.m. - Tryouts for UNC Women’s
Club Basketball will begin today and
last through Thursday in Fetzer Gym B.
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“whipped cream” into the tide
“Whipped Cream from Mars."
With this tide to guide them, the six
member cast created an hourlong musi
cal. Hohn said the fast-paced nature of
the show requires actors to perform on
impulse and let the musical’s plot evolve
“We watch each other and let the
story take care of itself,” he said.
While the cast is not aware of the plot
until curtain, Hohn said the actors use cer
tain tools to help facilitate improvisation
al work. Typically, the company begins
the performance grouped in pairs, pro
gresses into triples, and winds up by danc
ing and singing a finale as a company.
Devices such as using archetypal
The University and Towns
CAA to Hold 5K Walk
In Honor of Hooker
The Carolina Athletic Association
will hold the second annual Michael
Hooker Memorial 5k run/walk to honor
the former UNC chancellor this
The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Old
Well. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Cost is $lO with a T-shirt and $6
without a T-shirt. All proceeds go to the
All UNC students, faculty and com-
The race benefits the Michael Hooker Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Chancellor Hooker was a tremendous supporter
of UNC athletics and the UNC Community.
The 5K is a great way to honor his memory.
Last year's race raised over SSOOO for the Scholarship Fund.
We invite all members of the UNC Community to participate.
For more information, call CAA at 962-4CAA
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themes and characters and a minimalist
stage allow actors to define their roles
fully while they narrate a clear story
without the burden of props. Hohn said
the actors practice an AABA rhyme
scheme when they create songs on stage
and aim for a catchy hook so the audi
ence can go home singing.
Of course, Hohn said, rehearsals are
vital to learning improvisational theater.
“In rehearsals, we focus on how to
practice the skills necessary for the orig
inality of long-form improv,” he said.
The actors are not the only ones
improvising throughout “The Musical!”
Pianist Mark Lewis and drummer Matt
Savage produce and perform sponta
neous music by listening for the tune of
munity members are invited to partici
pate in this event Last year’s race raised
over $5,000 for Chancellor Hooker’s
Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Chancellor Hooker addressed the
future challenges of our university by
proposing the Carolina Computing
Initiative and proposing the Master
Plan, enabling UNC to intelligendy face
growing enrollment and stay at the
zenith of technological innovation.
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Principal Leaves System
To Take New Position
Terrence Young, principal of Ephesus
Elementary School, was named as an
associate superintendent of the Guilford
He will be one of two associate super
intendents for school improvement in
the Guilford County Schools, which has
a student enrollment of about 60,000
students and 95 schools.
Young has been principal at Ephesus
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a song in creation and picking up the
melody, whether it be a chiller alien
abduction theme such as “Daddy Was
an Earthling” or the gracefully eloquent
tones of “A Perfect Day for Lemonade.”
In directing actors and technicians
through the creative process, Hohn said
his primary goal is to elicit an “audience
response and to tell a good story with
concrete scenes.” He said having a stel
lar cast and a great audience helps, too.
“The Musical!” is playing at the
Arts Center in Carrboro at 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday. Tickets are $lO. Call 929-
2787 for more information.
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He was assistant principal there from
1994-96 and enrichment coordinator for
the district during the preceding year.
He taught math at Culbreth Middle
School from 1990-92. He also taught in
the Science Technology Entry Program
at Columbia University.
He holds a doctorate in Educational
Leadership from UNC-Chapel Hill and
bachelor’s and master’s degrees in math
education from the City College of New
Phillips Middle School
Taps Assistant Principal
David Lyons has been named interim
assistant principal of Phillips Middle
School. Lyons replaces Richard Pierce,
who has been named interim principal.
Lyons was principal of Glenwood
Elementary School from 1989-91 and
has worked as a principal in Durham.
He holds a master’s degree and admin
istrative certification from N.C. Central
From Staff Reports