Storytelling show? What the hell is that?:
BACK FENCE PDX: LIVE STORYTELLING has been playing to packed audiences since 2008. The show pays great homage to New York’s THE MOTH, the grandaddy of live storytelling, and is also the kissing cousin to San Francisco’s PORCH LIGHT storytelling series.
The evening features six local and national storytellers telling true 8-13 minute personal tales based on the night’s theme.
Most of these stories have never been told publicly. Or even to significant others.
The theme of the March show is At A Crossroads. The lineup includes John Roderick, Laura Gibson, Cheryl Strayed, Carlos Kotkin, Nathalie Weinstein, and Brian Tibbetts. Artist Gary Hirsch will also be on hand, giving audience members their very own domino-sized, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind Decision Bot!
Back Fence PDX comes highly recommended – Heather and I have thoroughly enjoyed the several Back Fence PDX productions we’ve been to. For one thing free cupcakes from Saint Cupcake make the rounds at intermissions. The story tellers are always courageous and their stories are often amusing, always entertaining, and sometimes gut wrenching or cringe inducing – you really don’t know what to expect!
Tickets are $12 in advance, at $15 at the door (note: skip the convenience & handling fees by getting your tickets in person at the Crystal Box Office, Bagdad Theater and the Edgefield gift shop). Those doors open at 6:30 p.m. The fashion show starts at 7:15 p.m., and the story tellers take the stage at 7:30 p.m.