Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 8pm

  • 18+
  • ASL interpreted
Due to Coronavirus this show is canceled. All purchased tickets will be refunded. We will be putting together a fun virtual show and hope that people will donate to so we can pay performers and staff, still donate to Oregon Food Bank and give any leftover monies to The Old Church. Thank you for your understanding and support. xxoo Take Care out there.


SHANNON BALCOM GRAVES Returning SIX-TIME RUSSIAN ROULETTE champ!, HR Manager, Won a Prettiest Baby Contest as a Baby

KATIE PIATT Returning Winner, Wrote/Directs/Performs a One-Person Show About Male Fragility, Seasoned Performance Artist, Grandma in Training

JOEY SLAMON Returning Winner, Writer for Arrested Development, Show Runner for I'm Sorry

OZ DU SOLEIL International Excel Trainer (Literally), YouTube Channel: Excel on Fire, Loves a Cigar With a Rye Old Fashioned: Chilled, No Ice, Spent October 1987 Under Water in a Submarine

PATRICK MCCREERY Pretty Quality Educator, Tolerator of Pet Cats, Roaster of Coffee in His Garage, Unabashed Approacher of Famous and Semi-Famous People for Purposes of Self-Aggrandizement

MISS BEN MCCOY Professional Tarot Card Reader, Works at the Library Trying Not to Get Run Over by Baby Strollers, Ink and Watercolor Painter, Descendant of the Infamous Hatfield/McCoy Feud, Quadruple Scorpio, Believes the Burrito is One of Humanity's Greatest Gifts 

Music by DJ BOBBY D from
ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES

DOORS 7:00 PM ⎮ SHOW 8:00 PM
$16-28 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: 

We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. Remember we're 18+ now! VIP ticket holders will receive swag from our sponsors/partners: $10 to The Civic Taproom, a pair of tickets to Helium Comedy Club, a ticket to The Siren Theater, 2-4-1 passes to Portland Playhouse, a sweet treat from Unicorn Bake Shop, a tasting for two at New Deal Distillery, a 15% off coupon at Popina Swimwear, and more. As Portlanders vibrant arts surround us. Our VIP packages are curated to encourage our audiences to get out and see more of the amazing shows and theaters that surround us. Passes are not tied to your name, so if you want you can gift them on to a friend or non-profit that can benefit from more of the great art in our community! To reserve seats in the ASL Interpreted section, please purchase your tickets then email

10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK. In 2019 our audiences provided 3,600 meals!!! 

More about Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE…
How it works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 6 storytellers will be randomly drawn. They spin the wheel to decide the prompt for their story. They can play or pass. If they pass another teller can steal their prompt. Then the risky part…each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on that prompt! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare.

The audience votes for a winner at the end of the night who will receive swag and prizes from our sponsors and partners like 2 Tickets to Portland Center Stage, 2 tickets to the next two shows at Portland Playhouse, 2 Tickets to Helium Comedy Club, 1 Ticket to Siren Theater, Earrings and $25 Gift Card to Betsy and Iya, $45 Gift Card to Fingerbang, $20 Gift Card to Powell’s, $10 Civic Taproom Cash, a Bottle of Portland Vodka from New Deal Distillery, and bragging rights for life!

The winner also draws an audience winner to receive all of the above, $100 to Popina Swimwear, a full-size skin care product from Skin by Marywynn, and two VIP tickets to a RUSSIAN ROULETTE show!

The storytelling winner will be invited to come back to the next show! 

*Storytellers subject to change without notice. Stories may contain explicit language and/or subject matter.

The Old Church

1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201

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