a new feature-length stage production inspired by the 1,001 Arabian Nights,
weaving a rich fusion of original music, contemporary dance, theatre, puppetry, and cirque nouveau into a dazzling tapestry of surreal storytelling.
At the Fox & Beggar Theater, we employ a style we like to call “cirque poétique” (the poetic circus). Featuring ornate storytelling interwoven with the unusual logic of dreams, our productions lie in the space between physical theatre, dance, design, contemporary circus arts and acrobatics, mask-and-puppetry, music, and visual art.
Founded by Artistic Director Nat Allister in 2013, the FBT spent three seasons in Asheville NC before moving to the West Coast. In Summer 2017, the company was joined by Portland writer/director Heather Beckett. We have performed on the East Coast at the Montford Park Amphitheater, The Orange Peel, The Diana Wortham Theatre, The UNSCA Stevens Center, The Bardo Performing Arts Center, 7 Stages Theatre, The Peace Center, The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as at LEAF Community Arts and Gratifly Music and Arts Festival. We will be making our West Coast debut at Oregon Eclipse Festival and Portland’s Alberta Abbey.
The FBT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating innovative works of physical theatre, to building bridges between artistic communities, and to providing for the training and education of performers, dancers, designers, technicians, and other artists involved in its shows.
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 the help of our friends and family, we would simply not be able to continue to produce new works… works that continues to inspire both young and old alike, from every walk of life.
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.