is a “Collection of Riotous Tales” written by Dario Fo, presented by Shaking the Tree Theatre and performed by Matthew Kerrigan. The show runs from December 4 – 26, and features three of Fo’s stories: a take on the creation myth of Genesis, a commedia-style Nativity story, and the tale of an injured soldier. The theatre is at 823 SE Grant St.

Matthew Kerrigan in “Peasant Bible”

Matthew Kerrigan in “Peasant Bible”

The tales are directed by Samantha Van Der Merwe. Fo is an Italian playwright who won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. He has been a colorful figure in theatre since the 1950s, shaking up the status quo.

In The Tale of the Tiger (Storia della Tigre),  a revolutionary soldier is wounded during Mao’s Long March across China. Believing he is about to die, he drags himself into a cave falling into a deep sleep. He awakens confronted by a female tiger and her cub. In the wordworlds of Fo, there are many layers and stories being told simultaneously.

Tickets are $25, $20 Seniors & Students /$5 ages 19 and under.

Info and Tickets: shaking-the-tree.com/ 503.235.0635