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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE
December 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$16 – $22
FEATURING: SHANNON BALCOM-GRAVES 4-Time Back Fence PDX: Russian Roulette Winner, Co-Host of Sex, Drugs, & Basketball on X-Ray.fm, CHRIS WILLIAMS Creator of Front Porch Sessions and the Turnout Storytelling Series at The Secret Society, Does a Spot-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life, KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER Past Russian Roulette Runner-up, Finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person Competition, Founder of Lez Stand Up, Extreme Jigsaw Puzzler, with first-timers NATHALIE WEINSTEIN Co-Owner PDX Pipeline, Award-Winning Journalist, Professional Cat Lady, Wanna-Be Chopped Champion, Will Watch/Read Anything Horror-related, Hates Oranges, BROOKS Civil Servant, Recovering Journalist, Founding Member of Feminist Comedy Collective That’s What She Said, Community Members Tried to Ban Her Bat Mitzvah Speech, and ALINA ALIYAR Proud Parent, Chocolatier, Executive Producer of 7 Deadly Sins Show, Public Ugly Crier
Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE
Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm
More about RUSSIAN ROULETTE… How it works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of our 6 seasoned storytellers will be randomly drawn. To determine the random prompt for their story, they will spin the giant game show wheel. 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 some other cool prizes, like $50 to Popina Swimwear, jewelry and a gift certificate to Betsy & Iya, a tasting certificate from New Deal Distillery, tickets to Portland Center Stage, tickets and $10 in bar credit from Helium Comedy Club, $20 to Powell’s, dots from Saint Cupcake, treats from Alma Chocolate, tea from The Jasmine Pearl, a sweet treat from New Seasons, and $10 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 the above prizes, minus the $50! That’s over $250 in prizes!
10% of ticket proceeds will go to the Oregon Food Bank.
* Storytellers subject to change without notice.
* Stories will quite likely contain explicit language and/or subject matter.
[from Back Fence PDX’s website]