For the second year in a row, A Bunch of People Arts and Events (ABOP) is bringing laughter to the community with their production of A Bunch of Sketches – Take 2, happening in May. This is only one of the many fun things to do at affordable prices for this year from ABOP events.
“We have a local writing team of five (5) veteran writers, who are also going to be acting, such as Tom Schoch, a well know former radio host, journalist, farmer, father, and funny man,” said Amanda Burger – Board President and Founder. “Tom’s dry humour is always good for a belly laugh and his contribution as sketch writer and mentor to the writers within A Bunch of People’s show A Bunch of Sketches, Take 2 is clearly felt”. Other comedy writers include humorous Harmony Koiter, theatre-Mom and funny woman Jennifer Heale, the ever-funny Jo-Anne Barton, and local stand-up comic Curtis Russell. Rounding out the troupe is Kaitlyn Morrow, whose natural comedic style is the cherry on the top.
“I’m so excited to be working on this again. This project started off with great laughs in the writers’ room in our first meeting when Heidi Foss, four-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-up Comic, joined us virtually to mentor and guide the writers, drawing from her vast experience”, stated Marie Thèrèse Robinson – ABOP Board member and director. Heidi is an acclaimed screenwriter, storyteller, and series developer for shows on HBO, Fox, PBS, Family, YTV, Nickelodeon, and BBC, as well as part of the staff writing team for CBC’s “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”. She continues being active on the stand-up comedy circuit, as well as many other projects.
With initial guidance from Heidi Foss, the comedy writing team has created fifteen original sketches spanning the comedy of aliens, horses, a not-so-famous mouse, monsters, cab drivers, reality shows, and other laughable moments we encounter in our lives. Get ready for a great night of entertainment.
The show is directed by Marie-Thérèse Robinson, who has been involved heavily with both A Bunch of People and Dundas County Players since her arrival in the North Dundas area over 5 years ago. Tickets are $15 each, with a recommended age of 13 and up. With three (3) shows on Friday, May 19 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 20 at 2 pm and at 7:30 pm, there are lots of options to choose from and all profit from the shows will be donated to local charity.
Last Christmas, ABOP gave $2,200 to HOL, the profit from their six (6) events in 2022. HOL then used the funds to aid local families needing help in these difficult times. “This is the one of the raisons d’êtres of ABOP. It is an outcome of having fun, what is better than that?” added Harmony Koiter, one of the Directors of the Board and writer/actor.
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A Bunch of People Arts and Events is a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in rural Ontario (Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, in Eastern Ontario). Working with experienced & amateur physical, musical & visual artists we help organize artistic and/or entertaining events to help raise money for charity.
What is better than having a good time? Knowing the money you spent goes to charity!