Win Tickets ($30): Playback Theatre presents Adventures in Dating @ Hipbone Studio | From Nirvana to Nightmare and Every Crazy Encounter in Between!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Playback Theatre presents Adventures in Dating @ Hipbone Studio on June 6. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 5.

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Adventures in DatigAdventures in Dating
June 6, 2015
7:30 p.m. | $15

Hipbone Studio
1847 E Burnside St Suite 104, Portland, Oregon 97214

Dating! The dance of romance with a twist of chance, sometimes it works and sometimes it tanks.

Whether through OK Cupid, set up by friends, finally mustering the courage to ask out your co-worker or a getting a casual phone number at the bar, dating has flavors and textures all it’s own. It’s a time when reality seems is suspended and we can see the best – and often the worst – in each other.

On Saturday, June 6th, Portland Playback Theater wants to hear your stories and explore this theme with the show: Adventures in Dating: From Nirvana to Nightmare and Every Crazy Encounter in Between! In this performance we will look at the good, the bad, the strange and the passionate about dating.

“Dating can yield a complete life change, a relationship, maybe a life-partner,” says Jackie Paris, Director of the Portland Playback Theater Troupe. “It can also bring about an awkward encounter with a complete stranger, to put it nicely. Or something in between. Either way, we want your juiciest and most outrageous dating stories. Please bring us your words as Playback Theater is all about YOUR story. Come join the community and explore this topic with artistry, safety, and respect.”

This show will invite you to share your best and worst dating stories. These stories may be intimate, funny, embarrassing, awkward, amazing or troubling.

Come join the community and explore this topic with artistry, trust, play and respect. Let’s see what can be created together! Let’s watch!


Playback Theater is an improvisational form of theater whereby audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by actors and musicians. Playback is a vehicle not only of personal expression, but a way to connect with the past and create a future. It is powerful and creative, allowing diverse voices to be heard and respected.

Public shows:

  • Are original – no two shows are ever the same
  • Create a comfortable forum to hear and tell personal stories
  • Honor the individual voice of the story teller
  • Build community in a creative and engaging manner
  • Are Wildly entertaining!

“It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen –part campfire stories, part drama, dance, metaphor, comedy, and improv all mixed in with an exuberant sort of ecstatic informal community therapy!”
– Audience Member

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16 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Playback Theatre presents Adventures in Dating @ Hipbone Studio | From Nirvana to Nightmare and Every Crazy Encounter in Between!

  1. Cassandra May 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    This looks so awkward…hilarity will ensue and I’d love to watch.

  2. tom May 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm #

    looks great!

  3. Kimi May 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I definitely have plenty of those stories of my own to tell!

  4. That One Girl May 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    My slogan is it’s either a good date or a good brunch story. Unfortunately, Portland has provided me with much brunch blotter. I’ve been overwhelmed by ego, listened to male monologues, been choked by boredom, and met the only Mormon DEA Agent on Tinder. It’s definitely time I see someone else’s stories played back.

  5. Ron T May 28, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    I’d enjoy attending a performance of this theatre.
    I’ve had nightmares and caviar dreams. Please pick me.

  6. nicole May 28, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Let’s see, playback theater partnering with the thrills and devastating realities of dating?!? I’d love to be a front and center presence for the gawfaws and gasps of disbelief!

  7. TomP May 29, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    being in the dating world, I think I’d enjoy dating comedy

  8. Allison May 29, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    I’m visiting Portland and need some fun things to do!

  9. Crimsinkatze June 1, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    I’ve had some pretty unbelievable and hysterical experiences in dating via OKCupid and would relish the opportunity to commiserate and laugh with a community of sympathetic and funny folks. I have several friends who remain active on OKCupid (I defected to eHarmony and have been quite happy with that decision) who would be only too happy to join me for what looks to be a promising evening of collaborative improvisational theater! Please award me the tickets, so I can take a fellow OKCupid alum.

  10. Anna S June 3, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    I need some “misery loves company”, this would be perfect.

  11. Jared W June 4, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    Sounds hilarious send me

  12. Michelle June 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm #

    Story of my life!!

  13. jim June 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    A date I don’t want to miss, it will be an adventure.

  14. Leslie June 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to take a date to this!

  15. TomP June 5, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    Dating humor is always good

  16. Terri June 5, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Akward this sounds, but so intriguing too, would love to check it out

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