Fox & Beggar Theater presents Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale


  • The Orange Peel 101 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC, 28801 United States

The Italian tradition of Comedia dell’arte comes alive in Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale, a mesmerizing fusion of circus arts, dance, mask-and-puppet theater, original music, elaborate costumes, and intricate set pieces, all wrapped in a provocative and hard-hitting narrative. Tarocco tells the story of an Italian WWI infantryman, trapped behind enemy lines after barely escaping the gas attacks at Caporetto. Dying from multiple gunshots, the delirious man finds an ancient deck of playing cards known as the Tarocco Piemontese (a predecessor of modern Tarot) and using their images, weaves a fantastic tale of ruin and redemption to keep the dark reality of war at bay.

The Magician… The Hanged Man… Death…

Each new card brings to the stage a mysterious character from the Tarocco Piemontese, leading the doomed hero through twenty-one wondrous labyrinths of the human imagination. Opening on the centennial of Italy’s entry into WWI, Tarocco will blend history and fantasy into a wholly new kind of theatrical experience.

FRIDAY, MAY 29 | SATURDAY, MAY 30 | FRIDAY, JUNE 5 | SATURDAY, JUNE 6 

@THE ORANGE PEEL

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30, SHOW AT 8:00

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