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The Paper Operetta

On June 8th 2024, the Fox & Beggar invites you to attend a preview performance of our newest production, The Paper Operetta, an original and devised puppet opera about the second dimension. 

The performance will take place outside at the beautiful Acreage in Osceola WI. Save the date!

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A fusion of classical poetry, shadow puppetry, Nordic folk music, and contemporary ballet, VANAHEIMR celebrated the winter solstice by reimagining Early Norse sagas from the perspective of the Vanir – deities that existed in Scandinavia long before the Bronze Age altered the continent of Europe forever. 

 

VANAHEIMR
DECEMBER 2023

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The Lonesome Spectacular
JUNE 2022

The ringmaster of an impoverished circus troupe hatches a plan to steal the loneliest creature in the universe -- the moon -- and sell it as a for-profit carnival attraction. The new act is a big hit, but things don't go as planned.

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"Goodnight, Absalom!"
A Mad & Dusty Operetta Set in the Glorious Wild West
SEPTEMBER 2021

In the sin-ridden town of Absalom, a surreal chess match is played between two railroad barons. Their strange game moves through a series of unique vignettes in which the unfortunate chess pieces find themselves made to do battle inside a prison they do not fully understand.
 

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Omen
The Death & Burial of Poor Cock Robin
OCTOBER 2020

"Who'll make the shroud?

I, said the Beetle,

With my thread and needle,

I'll make the shroud..."

You are hereby invited to step inside the dark wilderness of a very old poem, examining COVID-19 and the future of our species in the very first immersive Fox & Beggar production.

Angamazad
 a story of the Arabian Nights
SEPTEMBER 2018

As the nights pass, the tellers start to become the told. From a collaboration between writers Nat Allister and Heather Beckett comes an intricately woven retelling of an ancient story.

Tarocco
 A Soldier's Tale

SUMMER 2016

The Lovers. The Hanged Man. Death.

The southeastern tour of a very strange saga, based on the Fool's Journey of the Tarot. 

Winner - Outstanding Touring Production (Best of the Triangle 2016)

Tarocco
 A Soldier's Tale

MAY 2015

Trapped behind enemy lines, an Italian soldier comforts a dying comrade using stories from an ancient deck of Italian playing cards. 

Animalia
 A Zoological Circus for the Stage
MAY 2014

Pisces. Amphibia. Reptilia. Insectum. Mammalia. Aves.
An old man sells dreams of evolution to a curious young boy.

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