Smart Bets: The Prevarigator and the Swamp

Subtitled “A dance theater satire for liberals and their progeny,” The Prevarigator and the Swamp takes aim at the current political climate under President Trump. The evening-length performance is choreographed by local dance artist and educator Caroline Althof Salas in collaboration with Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre. The work incorporates the script from the 1986 National Geographic documentary Realm of the Alligator and features transforming costume pieces by puppeteer Edwin Salas Acosta. It also draws parallels between modern political figures and the animals examined in the film, including woodpeckers, otters, corn snakes, carnivorous plants, turtles and alligators. Shows take place at The Bebe Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 7 and 8 and 14 and 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, Sept. 9 and 16, at 6:30 p.m. $15 students and seniors/$18 adults. acdt.org. Photo of Gillian Maurer by Caroline Althof Salas

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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