WHO: THE FOX & BEGGAR THEATER
WHAT: TAROCCO: A SOLDIER’S TALE
WHEN: JULY 22 & 23: DOORS AT 7:30, SHOW 8:OO-10:00PM
JULY 24: DOORS AT 3:30, SHOW 4:00-6:00PM
WHERE: THE DIANA WORTHAM THEATER, 2 S. PACK SQUARE, ASHEVILLE, NC 28801
TICKETS: $26 G.A.
$66 VIP (SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY)
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH: http://www.dwtheatre.com/
PREMIERING ONE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER WORLD WAR I…
The Italian tradition of Comedia dell’arte grows strange wings in Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale, a mesmerizing fusion of circus arts, dance, mask-and- puppet theater, original music, elaborate costumes, and intricate animation. Tarocco tells the story of an Italian WWI infantryman, trapped behind enemy lines after barely escaping the gas attacks at Caporetto. To pass the time, the soldier comforts a dying comrade with stories using the images from an ancient deck of playing cards known as the Tarocco Piemontese (a predecessor of modern Tarot cards). What follows is a spellbinding and dark narrative based on the Fool’s Journey of the Tarot.
THE MAGICIAN… THE HANGED MAN… DEATH…
Each new card brings to the stage a mysterious character from the Tarocchi, leading the doomed soldier through twenty-one wondrous labyrinths of the human imagination. Opening on the centennial of Italy’s entry into WWI, Tarocco blends history and fantasy into a wholly new kind of theatrical experience. Handmade Venetian costumes adorn incredible circus artists and dancers in each breathtaking act. Nashville composer Marcin Bela performs with a multitude of live instruments and live vocals, and Alexander Daniloff’s stunning, hand-drawn Tarocco Piemontese are woven into the incredible nonstop animation of Colorado’s Dreambox Workshop. Moving backdrops, giant puppetry, aerial acrobatics, ballet, and more…Tarocco is an experience not to be missed.
“A celebration of creativity and DIY-ingenuity…nothing goes onto the stage without purpose or great attention to detail.” — Mountain Xpress
WARNING: Contains dark, sometimes disturbing content. Not recommended for children under 12. General Admission Tickets are $26.
VIP Tickets are $66 (SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY): includes pre-show catered reception with members of the FBT, priority seating, and complimentary gift baskets
For more info visit: http://foxandbeggar.com/tarocco/