Asheville NC’s Fox & Beggar Theater is bringing a new concept to the performing arts: “cirque poétique”. Featuring surreal, provocative storytelling using the strange imagery of dreams, FBT productions showcase contemporary circus arts and acrobatics, dance, mask-and-puppet theatre, 100% original music, animation, and stunning set and costume design.
Founded by Nat Allister in 2013, the FBT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to bringing new forms of performing arts to the southeastern United States, building bridges across its artistic communities, and providing for the training and education of performers, dancers, artists, designers, and others involved in its shows.
FBT productions are attended by an audience as diverse as Asheville itself. Seasoned theater-goers and patrons of the arts, families and children, starving artists, entrepreneurs, academics, yogis, dancers, travelers and tourists equally enjoy what this rare company brings to the stage. The FBT introduces studio artists to bellydancers, video artists to costume designers, puppeteers to composers to acrobats. Both in the audience and behind the scenes, few stage companies extend across such a broad scope.
The FBT is a proud member of
Fox & Beggar Theater’s Mystical Tarocco Is No Cirque du Soleil; It’s Even Better!, published in Triangle Arts & Entertainment, 8/15/16
Asheville company bringing circus arts to Stevens Center, published in the Winston-Salem Journal, 7/24/16
Theater review: Tarocco brings feats of sensory delight to the Orange Peel, published in Mountain Xpress, 5/30/2015
Aquila: A Summer Carousel, published in Mountain Xpress, 6/11/2014
All Creatures Great and Small, published in Mountain Xpress, 4/16/2014
New Theaters in Asheville, published in Asheville Citizen Times 4/06/2014
The Fox & Beggar Theater needs your support.
Without your 100% tax-deductible contributions, we would never be able to continue to produce our signature dance and circus productions that have begun to put the southeast on the map of American cirque nouveau.
Please take a moment to offer some support to our company today. As a fully certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we guarantee that your donation will go straight to where it’s needed most; into the hands of the artists, and into the art. No amount is too great, or too small.
If you’d like to donate by mail, please make checks payable to:
Fox & Beggar Theater, Inc.
100 Kentucky Drive
Asheville, NC 28806