ANONYMOUS THEATRE prepares to pack the house – again – with THE CRUCIBLE on August 18

They (“those” people – namely Anonymous Theatre) pack the Gerding Theater every year for one August (in both senses) night of hilariously under-rehearsed, over-amped theatre.

You know the drill. If you don’t it’s this:

“A play is selected. Auditions are held. The play is cast… secretly.

The identity of the cast is kept secret from everyone. Everyone… even from the cast itself. Cast members know their role and their role only. They do not know the identity of their fellow actors and do not reveal their participation in the project to anyone. No one (except the casting board) knows who is in the show.

The actors rehearse one-on-one with the director. Then, on the night of the performance, the cast arrives in street clothes and enters the theatre as if they are members of the audience. They take their seats in the house. They read their programs, chat with their neighbors, and in all ways behave like normal audience members. The house lights dim and the play begins, with each actor delivering his or her first line from the audience. All the cast members discover one another’s identity for the first time on stage, in front of a live audience.”

Arthur Miller’s demented witch trial thriller is on tap this time.

Burn, bitches!

I mean witches.

August 18
7:00 PM

The Gerding Theater at The Armory

$25

Info

Fill 'er up - with funny.
Fill ‘er up – with funny.

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, Back Fence PDX has the cure | All star special anniversary show Dec 9 at PCS is SOLD OUT

They’re here. They’re there. They’re everywhere.

“They” are Back Fence PDX and Executive Producer B. Frayn Masters.

And “they” specialize in creating sold out evenings of live storytelling fun.

Next up: A special show on the PCS mainstage this Monday. It’s a mere $5 to get in. So it’s basically free.

But wait – it’s sold out.

So with luck you already got yourself a ticket.

Monday, Dec 9
Doors at 6
Show at 8

FEATURING Great Expectations stories from: JEFFERSON SMITH (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA), GREG NIBLER (PDX, Host of Funemployment Radio) TIM GANEY (PDX).

FEATURING Russian Roulette stories from: SHELLEY McLENDON (PDX), LAUREN WEEDMAN (LA), NICHOLAS KESSLER (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA).

The Gerding Theater at PCS will look absolutely nothing like this on Monday night.
The Gerding Theater at PCS will look absolutely nothing like this on Monday night.

But rather like this.  SOLD OUT.
But rather like this. SOLD OUT.

Special Back Fence PDX Anniversary Show at PCS on Dec 9 – Tickets only $5!

Santa is coming early this year.

Announcing…

A special incarnation of Back Fence PDX to celebrate doing what they do for 5.5 years.

And for only $5!

Back Fence PDX: Half and Half show

Featuring 4 people telling true stories based on the theme GREAT EXPECATIONS and 4 people telling true stories on the spot in Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE. This show is specially priced, in part, due to a community grant via Portland Center Stage.

FEATURING Great Expectations stories from: JEFFERSON SMITH (PDX, Started Bus Project), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA, Writer/Producer, Moth Mainstage Storyteller), GREG NIBLER (PDX, Host of Funemployment Radio), TIM GANEY (PDX, Architect).

FEATURING Russian Roulette stories from: SHELLEY McLENDON (PDX, Performer/Producer @ Bad Reputation Productions), NICHOLAS KESSLER (PDX, Actor/Teacher), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA, Writer/Producer, Moth Mainstage Storyteller), and the winner of our NOVEMBER 23 Russian Roulette show!

Hosted by B. Frayn Masters, Jason Rouse + Mindy Nettifee

MUSIC by DJ SEX LIFE BOBBY

Monday, December 9
Gerding Theater
Portland Center Stage

6:00 Doors/Drinks
8:00PM Show (21 + Only)

Tickets ($5 only – no fee)

And you already know this – but don’t miss the chance to see two back to back Back Fence PDX shows this coming weekend: Nov 22 (Mission Theater) & 23 (Disjecta).

Ho ho ho…

The Gerding Theater will be full again.  This year's Oregon Book Awards.
The Gerding Theater will be full again. This year’s Oregon Book Awards.
Another sold out night at Disjecta for Back Fence PDX.
Another sold out night at Disjecta for Back Fence PDX.