Win Tickets ($60): Big Plastic Heroes @ The Sanctuary | Portland Fertile Ground Festival, Stories of Misplaced Heroes

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From our sponsors at Big Plastic Heroes:
Big Plastic Heroes- Warning: Trying To Be Your Idol Is Dangerous
January 21, 26, 27, 28
February 3, 4
7:30 p.m. | All Ages
Tickets are $15-17.50
More Info and Tickets at

The Sanctuary
1785 NE Sandy Plaza

Portland comedian/Fertile Ground and Second City alum auGi and award-winning PBS writer Slash Coleman will present the world premiere of ¬Å“Big Plastic Heroes¬Â beginning on Saturday, January 21 with six shows running through February 4, at The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza. The production is being presented as part of Fertile Ground Festival of New Works 2012.

Set against the backdrop of two small towns in the 1980s, ¬Å“Big Plastic Heroes¬Â features two autobiographical solo-performances that highlight what bad things can happen when oddball teen boys try to be their action-hero idols. Each night includes appearances by two Portland storytellers who will tell their own 10-minute ¬Å“misplaced hero¬Â story. Local stortytellers include: Stacey Hallal, Meg Worden, Ry Stroud, Andrew Bynum, Jimmy Radosta, Karol Collymore, Cory Huff, Meagan Kate, Penny Walter and Molly Norton.

Teenage Commando: What happens when a ¬Å“nurd¬Â tries to be Rambo? By auGi

Growing up in a tiny Michigan town surrounded by endless cornfields isn't exactly the life of an action hero. So what's a teenage ¬Å“nurd¬Â with a hyperactive imagination to do? auGi reveals how he and a group of oddball friends formed a fantasy commando squad with very real consequences. This funny, humbling, true-life story proves that being yourself is all the adventure you need.

Last American Gladiator Part 3: Can a kid who idolizes Evel Knievel survive a crush? By Slash Coleman

Set against the background of bicentennial fever, Slash Coleman, creator of the PBS special, The Neon Man and Me, tells the story of his eccentric family, his obsession with Evel Knievel and a crush on his third-grade teacher that lands him in the hospital. Join Slash on this humorous journey of a young boy finding out thatwhile anything is possiblesometimes you have to wait for what you want.

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31 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Big Plastic Heroes @ The Sanctuary | Portland Fertile Ground Festival, Stories of Misplaced Heroes

  1. Kaveh January 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    This sounds hilarious! Glad I wasn’t the only one getting into trouble with some wacky adventures. Note to self: bikes don’t fly!

  2. B. Vaughan January 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    I could use a laugh

  3. Sara January 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I need an event and this event needs something AWESOME! :D

  4. Brad January 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    I could use a laugh!

  5. Leighton January 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    sounds like this american life :)

  6. B. Vaughan January 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    i need to get out of the house.

  7. Sandra C January 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Okay so you already know I love stories, cuz I have been dribbling out my story over the last couple of years on this site, usually involving a boy, a break up,a heart ache, a new romance. . In fact, the last tix I won talking about taking a new boy on a first date. Well those tix led to a first kiss and what I thought was THE ONE. I had the next segment of my story all planned out for you. Yep– your tix led to our happy union. But Oh no– after a a couple of months of intense and wonderful courtship ( no doubt inspired by the Herbie Hancock Tribute Band), the guy disappears. Goes dark, I believe is the term. Vanished. Until I run into him accidentally two weeks later acting like he barely knows me. Not unusual for the 20 somethings of the world, but hey I thought we were grown ups! So no, I am not going to hunt this guy down and make him listen to life changing stories in hopes of getting his better self to reappear, but I am going to heal my heart AND ask a new friend to join me. Maybe safer than a hot kiss at the Herbie Hancock show. May work out better too. Wanna find out? . . . well, send me some tickets.

  8. Sandra C January 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    PS– If you think there is some great music or a better show that will heal this wounded but spunky girl, hey, give these tix to someone else and drop the good stuff on me!

  9. Sandra C January 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Actually I love Jimmy Radosta, so probably this is just what I need to get us through this chapter.

  10. Scott January 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Im already buying some tickets tomorrow once i get paid. But id love some extras to take some friends.

  11. daVe January 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    give me one ticket and give the other to sandra c. we can meet there.

  12. Russell January 20, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    It sounds fun!

  13. Sara January 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    This is going to be totally awesome.

  14. Brad January 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    I’m taking a story telling class

  15. Shrnk2b January 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    My two teenage boys would love to be super heroes, and they would love this show!

  16. lindzi January 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Laughter-induced endorphins are the best cocktail for a hot date. I’d love to take my guy to this!

  17. Jared Wolschlager January 23, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    In the vein of the Tick, the middleman, and kick-a**, we all dream of being a hero even when we are less than super. What kid hasn’t thrown on a cape or held his gun shaped hand sideways like James Bond. It is with in mind that I eagerly await these performances. I’ remember my brother and I waking up early to save the world, daring eachother to hop out a moving car or leap from trampoline to tree, earning powers and glory along the way. I’ve told my story and I can’t wait to hear more…

  18. Carrie January 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Tired of being a nerd- just wanna have fun my own way- this is it!

  19. Carrie January 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Left cape at home…
    Must get through Monday…

  20. jackie January 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Sounds entertaining and I’d like to go!!!

  21. Sara January 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I really really want to go!! I LOVE stories!

  22. Sara January 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    This would be great with “write around portland”

  23. brad January 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    this sounds like my digs!

  24. Leighton January 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I will take my sig fig!!

  25. sandy January 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    I’m pretty vanilla and really need to get out more… can you help?

  26. Patriick M in Salem January 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    My wife Shannon and I, daughter Anna and her best friend Saydi REALLY want to see this… sounds like GREAT fun. Thank you

  27. Sara January 25, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I want to go! no other reason needed

  28. brad January 26, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    are you guys still drawing for this????

  29. sara January 27, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    I hope you guys are still doing this. I listen to this american life every week and this sounds so similar. I would die to see it live.

  30. Christine January 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    cuz it’s my birthday

  31. Etan January 5, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    I love the theatre

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