The show, which is intended for adult audiences, will run every Friday and Saturday from April 25 to May 17 at 8 p.m.
As opposed to unscripted improv, Sketchworks, a nonprofit comedy theater in Scottdale, deals in short, written sketches and films.
“The way we do our live performances is by incorporating about 20 to 22 sketches per show,” said actress Leanna Adams. “Each sketch is about three to five minutes long, then the lights go up and down and a new piece begins. Some of the sketches may be related to an overall theme but the audience is really getting a buffet of comedy, so if someone doesn’t like what he or she is seeing at the moment, just wait three to five minutes and the next sketch might be entirely different.”
Adams likened the style of Sketchworks’ shows to the format of Saturday Night Live or MadTV.
“We aim to celebrate comedic writers and actors at our shows,” she said.
Adams and fellow actor Atkins Estimond said audience members can expect a wide variety of sketches designed to entertain different senses of humor.
“‘Fetch-a-Sketch’ is a little looser on the idea of an overall theme like we’ve done in the past,” Estimond said. “There’s all kinds of different sketches for every kind of person, so people who like really dirty or blue comedy and people who like stuff that’s a little more thought provoking will be entertained.”
Although Sketchworks has been a part of the Scottdale community for about 13 years now, Adams and Estimond said they want to get the word out about a great, local theater right here in the county.
“We have a fair amount of local actors and writers who attend our shows and realize that what we’re doing is totally different from improv and stand-up and it’s different from what other troupes are doing around Atlanta,” said Adams. “It’s a great theater with a lot of talented people involved and we want more people to know about it.”