Win Tickets ($30+): Back Fence PDX ‘Breaking The Rules’ @ Mission Theater | True, Unscripted Stories, Joy Bryant from NBC’s ‘Parenthood’

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Back Fence PDX on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Mission Theater. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 21.

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From our partners at Back Fence PDX:
Russian Roulette @ Mission TheaterBack Fence PDX ‘Breaking The Rules”
Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:30 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
Tickets are $12.50 – $16
Purchase Tickets at
NOTE: Skip the convenience + handling fees by getting your tickets in person at the Crystal Box Office, Bagdad Theater, and the Edgefield gift shop

Mission Theater
1624 Northwest Glisan Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-4527

Back Fence PDX presents an evening of stories about taking charge of a commercial jetliner, growing up in a Winter’s Bone-y kind of way, and visiting an online girlfriend who lives in India…that maybe goes a tad bit awry.

AND THIS…Our ever-popular and exciting Audience Lightning Round! FIVE randomly drawn audience members will have a chance to strut their narrative stuff by doing their best to tell an entire BREAKING THE RULES story in just ONE MINUTE! Plus, FREE CUPCAKES from Saint Cupcake at intermission!


JOY BRYANT (LA) Jasmine on NBC’s Parenthood + Unintentional Actress + Bronx, NY Born + Went from Rags to Riches…or The Projects to a Ski Condo + Yale Dropout + Powder Loving Snowboarding Fool + Amateur Astronomer + Flavor Profiler

TED DOUGLASS (PDX) One Third of the Daria, Mitch & Ted Show on 105.1 The Buzz + 1/52 of the 3rd Floor Sketch Comedy Troupe + One time Grazed the Back of Rob Reiner’s Head with His Elbow on a Dare at Spago in LA + Currently Weighing in at 203 LBS

BRIAN FINKELSTEIN (LA) Emmy Nominated Writer for the Ellen Degeneres Show + Volunteered at Suicide Hotline for 4 Years + Was a Skincare ‘Expert’ at Kiehl’s in NY for 6 Years + Worked at Worst Named Bank Ever “Flushing Savings Bank” + Has Seen the Indigo Girls in Concert Over 50 Times

LAUREN GOCHE (PDX) Fostering a Hydroponic Vegetable Garden Business + Commercial Fisherwoman by Trade + Accidentally Set Self on Fire 3 Times + Fired From Being Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s Assistant + Known to Wear Huge Moses Beard on First Dates + Can Skin and Clean a Squirrel in Under 5 minutes

VIN SHAMBRY (PDX) Door Guy at #1 Hipster Bar in PDX, Dig a Pony + Obsessed With Ping Pong + Born and Raised in Portland + Been Married to His Best Friend Sarah for 7 Months + Realized the Dream of Being Pictured on the Pamphlet for His College.

PETER ZUCKERMAN (PDX) Boobie Trapped Santa Clause For School Project + Dropped Out of Kindergarden Because He Couldn’t Talk + Massaged Rat Bladders to Pay For Summer School + Escaped Taliban in Northern Pakistan + Hangs Out in Africa’s High-Security Prisons

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50 Responses to Win Tickets ($30+): Back Fence PDX ‘Breaking The Rules’ @ Mission Theater | True, Unscripted Stories, Joy Bryant from NBC’s ‘Parenthood’

  1. Stephen January 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm #

    Ever since finding out I was hatched in an empty milk carton
    on the side of a fence I have been a huge fan
    of anything related to fences. And, in a sense,
    if I win tickets to this.. It will feel like I am going home.

  2. Austin January 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I’d like to attend this event because it seems greatly enjoyable.

  3. tim January 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    pick me!

  4. ryan January 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    What a great line up of individuals! No shortage of entertainment.

  5. Emily January 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    Love this. Everything goes awry! Please choose me!

  6. Luis January 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Would luv to take my wife. TY!

  7. Mari January 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    I’d love to go!! Thank you!

  8. Bill W. January 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    I love a good story well told. And the Mission is one of Portland’s finest venues for an intimate event. Sure hope I get lucky here.

  9. Kelli January 17, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Inspired by stories, not so much fences. Fences segregate our lives and isolate our experiences. This event may redefine my understanding and leave me with a fence gate wide open.

  10. Jen January 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Love this event! Great storytellers with touching and hilarious stories would make for a great evening.

  11. Taylor January 17, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    I’ve been meaning to check out Back Fence PDX ever since I heard their radio show on OPB.

  12. Cory Shird January 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    This seems pretty cool!!!!!!!!!

  13. MacKenzie January 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    would love to go!

  14. Rich January 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I haven’t been to a backfence event since I wrote a piece for that “Can’t Get Enough” episode some years back. Would love to check out the new format and throw my hat in the ring.

  15. Another Emily January 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I love hearing stories! I need a night out. This would be a perfect chance for both.
    Thank you!

  16. Whitney January 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Choo-choo-choose me!!! – Ralph Wiggum

  17. Jessica January 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I am tired of not getting to literary events in the Portland area. I miss it terribly, and being a new writer and performer in the area, I have a near physical need to go. Why haven’t I gone before now? I have been taken captive by a rogue gang of beavers.

  18. Frank Byers January 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Live storytelling is best.

  19. Lily January 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    I cry everytime Parenthood is on.

  20. Kristin January 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Some people are storytellers, and some, like me, are story-listeners; I’d love to go listen.

  21. Jessica Havens January 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    I absolutely love Parenthood!!! I would love tix!!!

  22. Yvonne January 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Ummmmm,……cupcakes! Duh!

  23. Lisa January 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to go to a Back Fence event for a while. I would love to go to this!

  24. Christopher January 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

    Plus, although no cool quotes exist about cupcakes, this clearly leads me to believe this night will be legend…..wait for it…dary.

  25. Olivia January 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    I love Back Fence and Parenthood.

  26. Zee January 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Storytelling is my jam.

  27. whiseykitty January 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Can you say girls night out? this would be perfect!

  28. marni January 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    went to a backfence reading ages ago and loved it, the roulette version sounds like a blast!

  29. Diana January 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    I’ve never been to a Back Fence event, this would be awesome.

  30. Munt January 17, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    My Mommy and Daddy were both deaf and dumb so they couldn’t tell me stories at night, even though I so badly wanted them to.
    Now as an adult I go from storytelling event to storytelling event getting what I was deprived of as a small child, robbing and stealing or selling myself to get my fix.

  31. Etan January 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    I love this podcast!

  32. Lonnie January 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    I always love going to the Backfence. I want to be the audience member who plays “Russian Roulette” with the storytellers! Besides… Free Cupcakes and stories!!

  33. Tonya January 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    I’ve always dreamed of having the courage to stand before an audience and tell one of my stories. I’m entirely too shy, but my inner nerd loves listening to others tell their story.

  34. Ryan Daniel Fretz January 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    This is Ryan Daniel Fretz, and I approve this comment.

  35. Lisa January 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    I need a night out!

  36. Ly January 18, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    Love me some story telling time.

  37. Tascha January 18, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    So cool! I’d love to check out this evening at the Mission– could really use some good laughs to warm up the Portland winter!

  38. Cassia January 18, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    Sounds fun!

  39. Mindi January 18, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    This sounds like SO much fun!

  40. Anne January 18, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    I’ve broken the rules a few times and lived. I can tell about it.

  41. Megan January 18, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    This sounds like a very fun event, great stories and cupcakes of course. I am a big Parenthood fan too, so I’d love some tix to this event.

  42. Toby January 18, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    ohh pick me, this looks awesome and I LOVE the venue.

  43. gray ayer January 18, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    This is why Portland is great, because not all our entertainment is based on music, drinking, or sports.

  44. Tony January 19, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    Sounds like a great date night, and the dessert is covered!!

  45. Archell B January 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I would love to WIN these tickets. Thank you

  46. Leonard January 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Love Back Fence!

  47. Eric January 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Free tickets to this show would lift my spirits, and in the depths of a Portland winter that is a remarkable gift.

  48. Aaron January 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Why would we like to attend? –> “May God bless and keep you always, may your wishes all come true, may you always do for others, what others do for you…”

  49. Gerard January 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I would love to go see this show!

  50. Robin January 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    I had heard about this event previously but couldn’t make it. I’ve been going to the moth story slams that are new here in town and I’d love to see how this event compares. Please pick me!

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