Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE
Sat, Jul 14 at 7:30pm
FEATURING: JOEY SLAMON Returning Runner-Up, Writer for Arrested Development, COURTENAY HAMEISTER Returning Winner, Former Head Writer for Live Wire!, Author of Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things, ALEX FALCONE Returning Winner, Named one of WW’s Portland’s Funniest Five, Creator/Host Earthquake Hurricane, Multiple Appearances on Portlandia, Wrote a Young Adult Novel About a Mummy, Along With First-Time Competitors FREE TILLMAN Music Producer of Recent Album My Way Home, Author of How to Fail At Everything: A Practical Guide for Coasting Through Life, LAURA ANNE WHITLEY Producer of Lez Stand Up, Finalist In Portland’s Funniest Person Contest 2017, In High School She Wrote Roy Orbison Erotic Fan Fiction On Live Journal Under A Fake Name, and KISHA JARRETT Marketing Director at Artists Repertory Theatre, Wrote/Directed a Short Film that Debuted at Sundance, Terrible Photographer.
Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE
Music by Bobby D from XRAY
$16-22 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. VIP ticket holders will have seats reserved on the main floor in the front rows until 5 mins before showtime and receive a sweet treat from New Seasons Market.
Doors open at 6:30pm, show is at 7:30pm.
More about 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.
At the end of the night, the audience will select a winner who will receive 50 bucks and other cool prizes like $50 to Popina Swimwear, a tasting certificate to New Deal Distillery, a certificate for dots from Saint Cupcake, chocolate treats from Alma, a $20 gift certificate to Powell's, tea from The Jasmine Pearl, tickets to Portland Center Stage, tickets Helium Comedy Club, a New Seasons sweet treat, a gift certificate to Civic Taproom, and bragging rights for life. The winner will be invited to come back to the next show!
And one lucky audience member will also win all of the above prizes (except for the 50 bucks)!
*Storytellers subject to change without notice. Stories may contain explicit language and/or subject matter.