Win Tickets ($32): Back Fence PDX Recipe For Disaster Stories @ Mission Theater | True, Unscripted Stories

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Back Fence PDX Recipe For Disaster Stories @ Mission Theater on November 2. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 22.

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From our sponsors:
Back Fence PDX @ Mission TheaterBack Fence PDX: Recipe For Disaster Stories
November 22, 2013
6:30 Doors; 8 p.m. Show | $12.50-$20 ADV / $16 Doors | 21+

Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-4527 | More info:

People telling true stories based on the theme RECIPE for DISASTER. Funny, sweet, dark stories about the ways we manage to make our own lives go sideways.

Hosted by B. Frayn Masters with Announcer Jason Rouse

MATT SHEEHY (PDX) Frontman for the band Lost Lander + Forester + Amateur Astronomer + Alaskan + Armchair Psychologist + Asthmatic + As a Teenager Told Bob Saget His Jokes on AFHV Were ‘Stupid,’ Later Apologized via Fan Mail

LAUREN WEEDMAN (LA) Writer & Performer + Actor, Writer for HBO’s Hung + The Daily Show Correspondent + Creator One Woman Shows with Sold Out runs: No, You Shut Up & People’s Republic of Portland.

JULIE SABATIER (PDX) Creator/Host of Public Radio Show & Podcast Destination DIY + Producer for OPB’s Think Out Loud + Avid Canner & Gardener + Lackluster Knitter

ALIA AL-HUMAIDHI & THOM YOUNG (PDX, telling in tandem)
ALIA Analyzes Bigger Disasters than Most Scientists Would Care to Imagine + Raised in both Kuwait & New Hampshire + Hand knits all her Christmas & Birthday gifts + Is a True Pyromaniac at Heart.
THOM Spent over a month of his life underwater + Sailed across the Pacific Ocean twice + Knows How to Navigate a Ship Using the Stars + Has Been Within Inches of the Jaws of a Hungry Wild Bear

BUCK BALL (LA) Standup Comedian + Southern Gentleman + Former Mental Patient + Was a Large Baby + Mark Twain Aficionado

ERIK MEHARRY (PDX) Investigator + Lived in a Funeral Home + Photographer + Musician + Reader

Limited $20 VIP reserved seating. (NOTE: Skip the convenience + handling fees by getting your tickets in person at the Crystal Box Office, Bagdad Theater, and the Edgefield gift shop.)

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26 Responses to Win Tickets ($32): Back Fence PDX Recipe For Disaster Stories @ Mission Theater | True, Unscripted Stories

  1. Jason November 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm #


    Pick me! always wanted to go, but never had the availability/time off work. This would be a great start way to start the weekend.

    • Katia Lane November 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      Because I’m amazing, that’s why!

  2. Cassandra November 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Me! Please.

  3. Lauren November 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    I love storytime!

  4. Bill W. November 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Stories told over the back fence are the best! And I love the mission. I speak IPA fluently.

  5. Jackie Newtom November 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    This sounds so fun! I have never been to the mission theater!!

  6. Rb. November 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Sounds like a great time! Fingers crossed.

  7. Kacy November 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Yes, please!!! I could use some laughs, and a little perspective!

  8. AnEmily November 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I love disaster stories!

  9. Heidi November 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    I went to my first show last year at Mission, it was so much fun! would love to go again!

  10. Jason November 20, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    There is nothing so wonderful and personal as storytelling.

    To be in this theater, listening to collection of local storytellers…what could be better?!

    And, oh….I look forward to disaster stories of Christmases past!

  11. austyne November 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    PICK ME !!!!

    I’m broke.
    I’m desperate for a good night out with my man/ love stories

  12. Brandon November 21, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    A good friend is visiting and few things sound as good as sharing some good stories.

  13. Sonja November 21, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    What a treat! I love the way sharing stories brings complete strangers together!

  14. Emily November 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Oh please please please… hanging out with my BFF for the first time since she moved away… and we’re both poor as can be and love some good stories.

  15. Frank Byers November 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Because I’m a storyteller too!

  16. Chris November 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    I consider myself a collector of stories and I would love to add some more to the pile.

  17. Carolyn November 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Lauren Weedman is the best. I’d love to listen to more of her stories.

  18. Nic November 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    She’s been planning date night for weeks, made all the arrangements: chose a place for dinner, lined up a babysitter, etc. My job is simply to get tickets for the show… what do I do? I wait until the last minute, only to find that Back Fence PDX is sold out. Now that’s a recipe for disaster…

  19. Sarah G November 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Can’t decide if this sounds hilarious or depressing or both…but I’d love to find out.

  20. Amy November 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Love disaster movies and having new experiences.

  21. free November 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    i haven’t been to backfence pdx in forever ever. i’d take 2 tickets.

  22. msikky November 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    I’ve been to Backfence PDX and was absolutely in awe by the talent on stage. These are regular folks telling heartfelt stories, opening up to strangers. I’m as intrigued by the stories as by the event itself, and how it brings people together.

  23. Kyle November 22, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    This would be something different from my usual form of entertainment.

  24. fivefootgirl November 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    I love listening to Backfence PDX on the radio and could think of nothing greater than winning tickets to watch it LIVE!

  25. Tracie Houser September 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

    Love the rawness of those brave people stepping up on stage.

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