Wild(e) and witty.
These days, (almost) all of Portland’s exciting theatre action is happening in the smaller spaces.
Full of passion and free of financial overhang, artists in these less traditional venues can focus on exactly what what they want to do.
Which is make art.
Their approach is the heartfelt: “What is the story we want to tell?”
And not the deadening, box office driven: “What can we put on that will make them come?”
The results from these smaller scale projects are usually pretty fantastic.
And right on cue as the fall season kicks in, here’s another production of note from one of Portland’s leading small outfits, Shaking The Tree.
The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Adapted by Karin Magaldi
Directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe
Shaking The Tree Theatre
1407 SE Stark Street
October 11th – November 9th
Sunday 5:00pm (!)
Tickets are $22 ($18 for Students and Seniors)
You could miss this show.
You could do that.
But then we’d have to come up with a zinger bon mot to convey how catastrophically silly that would be.
Maybe something Oscar Wilde would have said?
“The only thing sillier than missing a Shaking The Tree production, my dear fellow, is…”
Something like that.
So don’t miss it.
The space is small, so expect a completely sold out run as soon as it opens and word spreads.
AND THIS UNHEARD OF BONUS: The show runs in the beloved Sunday night slot!
What else do you need as an enticement?
Some elegant, exotically dressed Irish guy in a top hat, pulling up in front of your house in horse carriage to physically transport you over to SE Stark?
We could arrange that.