Smart bets: Tarocco

“From puppeteers to choreographers to set designers to poets, Tarocco is an enormous fusion of Southern creativity,” says the play’s writer, director and producer, Nat Allister. His plot sees a World War I soldier comforting a wounded man by crafting a tale based on a deck of Tarocco Piemontese cards. And Allister’s army of creative collaborators brings these successive tarot characters to life using intricate visuals and striking spectacles of the body. “It’s meant to hit you hard and make you feel something — the way you might feel after waking up from a particularly vivid dream.” To that end, Allister tweaked several scenes and production elements following Tarocco’s 2015 debut, and now the emboldened work is set for tour. Showings at the Diana Wortham Theatre are on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 24, at 4 p.m. Photo by Rodney Smith/Tempus Fugit Design

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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