Unique Performances

SKETCH

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With its roots in vaudeville and music hall, sketch has developed a long tradition of offering short, pointed, comic observations of the idiosyncracies of life. With its lifestyle, Central Oregon presents a rich palette of opportunities for parody, caricature and lampoon. To laugh at ourselves is an elixir as fulfilling as the best growler and as restorative as the finest kombucha!

A rotating collective of theatre performers, improvisers and actors satirizing Central Oregon and beyond!

 

Unique Performances

SKETCH

| Performers
| Writers
| Directors

With its roots in vaudeville and music hall, sketch has developed a long tradition of offering short, pointed, comic observations of the idiosyncracies of life. With its lifestyle, Central Oregon presents a rich palette of opportunities for parody, caricature and lampoon. To laugh at ourselves is an elixir as fulfilling as the best growler and as restorative as the finest kombucha!

A rotating collective of theatre performers, improvisers and actors satirizing Central Oregon and beyond!

 

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Sketch In Bend

The Around The Bend Players

Sketches are heard Thursdays on KPOV 88.9 FM during the 9 am edition of The Point.

You may also enjoy The Around the Bend Players sketches on SoundCloud and TuneIn radio.

 

A C T

Sketch In Bend

The Around The Bend Players

Sketches are heard Thursdays on KPOV 88.9 FM during the 9 am edition of The Point.

You may also enjoy The Around the Bend Players sketches on SoundCloud and TuneIn radio.

 

The Around the Bend Players is a theater collective, currently, specializing in recorded sketch comedy, satirizing the Central Oregon lifestyle and beyond.

The Around the Bend Players formed to provide sketches for live KPOV (88.9 FM) fundraising events. After the warm reception, the players branched out into live recreations of old-time radio scripts at the Old Stone Church, offering such favorites Pat Novak, My Friend Irma and Gunsmoke.

Now, the players direct their energies toward writing and producing sketches, offering a humorous take on all things Central Oregon–Kombucha, triathlons, dogs, Subarus, coffee and more. The Around the Bend Players do not limit their perspective to the High Desert–their satire explores everyday foibles around the world.

The Around the Bend Players is a rotating theater collective, currently, specializing in recorded sketch comedy, satirizing the Central Oregon lifestyle and beyond.

The Around the Bend Players formed to provide sketches for live KPOV (88.9 FM) fundraising events. After the warm reception, the players branched out into live recreations of old-time radio scripts at the Old Stone Church, offering such favorites Pat Novak, My Friend Irma and Gunsmoke.

Now, the players direct their energies toward writing and producing sketches, offering a humorous take on all things Central Oregon–Kombucha, triathlons, dogs, Subarus, coffee and more. The Around the Bend Players do not limit their perspective to the High Desert–their satire explores everyday foibles around the world.

Beer Boot Camp

Three ale lovers attend beer boot camp.  Featuring Brad Thompson, Judi Van Howelling, Andrew Hickman, and Mike Ficher.

Bent Tourismo

What attracts visitors to the High Desert? One phone call provides all the answers! Featuring Judi Van Howelling and Mike Ficher.

Elvis Food Cart

Two ladies explore lunch options in the land of food carts.  Featuring Brad Thompson, Judi Van Howelling, and Stephanie Senner.

Beer Boot Camp

Three ale lovers attend beer boot camp.  Featuring Brad Thompson, Judi Van Howelling, Andrew Hickman, and Mike Ficher.

Bent Tourismo

What attracts visitors to the High Desert? One phone call provides all the answers! Featuring Judi Van Howelling and Mike Ficher.

Elvis Food Cart

Two ladies explore lunch options in the land of food carts.  Featuring Brad Thompson, Judi Van Howelling, and Stephanie Senner.

Bob Woodward and Mike Ficher compose the sketches, that Jack Elliott produces–more than 150 so far. With a range of talented Central Oregon theater and media performers including Stephanie Senner, Judi Van Howelling, Brad Thompson, Thomas Tsuneta and Diane Turnbull, we bring the characters, relationships and situations to life.

Get In Touch

I love to listen, I love to talk, I’m not afraid of a big crowd, a small stage or a camera in my face.  Give me a microphone and I can do anything.  Send me an email and I will respond back within 24 hours.  Let’s see what we can create together!

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