The renowned Swiss mask theater troupe conjures a magical world, full of possibilities, without uttering a word. Featuring some of Mummenschanz's most popular sketches, as well as new creations. More…
The troupe's exploits use creative forms, shadow and light as well as manipulation of sculptural, expressive masks, and abstract shapes. The entire program of sculptural puppetry and visual antics is performed without music or sound. The result is a spectacle of entertainment that is suitable for the entire family to enjoy.
See it if You'd like to see skillful human puppeteers make images, creatures and clever beings out of, well, whole cloth.
Don't see it if You need music throughout, spoken words or are expecting a standard dance performance or a play. It's fun, but repetitive & a little dated.
See it if you're looking for something "new", not the usual drama or musical. Excellent receptive audience packed w/kids as young as 95 & as old as 5!
Don't see it if you can't handle giggling kids, &/or oohs & aahs & aaws from seniors (plus everyone else in between) enjoying & laughing their asses off.
See it if you enjoy clever, whimsical and playful wordless physical puppetry sketches. At times it feels magical and other worldly. Fun!
Don't see it if you are into realism and crave sound with your theater.
See it if you'd enjoy 90-min of whimsical moments that speak to ur childlike sense of wonder, esp if u enjoy seeing what different objects can become.
Don't see it if you have a hard time being in the moment w/ no story , soundtrack (it's silent), or drama (it's lighthearted). You want a fast-paced show.
See it if creative, child like innocence, passionate performers
Don't see it if some repeats from previous shows, can get corny at times especially when you see the performers, slow, some skits are better than others.
See it if You like abstract/original type of shows (ie. miming/puppetry). It is a different type of performance, but nonetheless enjoyable.
Don't see it if You want a plot, a big production or are uncomfortable with silence (all you hear are pretty much the audience reactions here and there)
See it if you enjoy mime and "physical theater," you have attentive kids aged 8-12, or if you would like Symphonie Fantastique with no sound.
Don't see it if you have a short attention/concentration span. This show works best if you take a deep dive into it, achieving an almost meditative state.
See it if If you enjoy entertainment that is outside the box, physical, charming, and clever
Don't see it if If you don’t like kids, dont go. If you don’t like vignettes of physically portrayed emotion, don’t go.
See it if You can enjoy a venerable group of artists who avoid show biz cliches
Don't see it if You are too impatient to endure slow developing simple human interactions presented simply and quietly.
See it if You appreciate highly original, whimsical mime entertainment. If you are taking kids, this is great. Seems just a bit long, but delightful
Don't see it if you don't like whimsy, want action and music.
See it if Something very different focusing on experimenting with using the body and other effects to create wonderful short visual events. Creativity
Don't see it if Dont like dance and arent open to a variety of musical experiments. If yo need a story line or continuous theme
See it if you want to watch the wonderful mastery of the use of the theatre and lighting and puppetry and the human form.
Don't see it if you do not like the use of puppetry.
See it if you like innovative puppetry/mime. Mum's the gold standard, w/dazzling images & funny gags. Don't all work & some repetition. Family fun!
Don't see it if you want full-engagement. Silence is hard; too many coughs, cell rings, whispers. Drum beats are a relief. Room for trimming scenes. But fun
See it if You want a family friendly, escapist show that’s clever, cute and has a few giggles. Fun and full of joy. A little too long at 80 minutes.
Don't see it if You’re looking for any sort of plot or something profound. This is simply warm hearted visuals. There’s also LOTS of kids running around.
See it if You like creative performance pieces. It’s about shapes and movement in short vignettes. Very clever but a bit long even at 80 minutes.
Don't see it if You want a play or musical with a plot. Or need noise. This is silent for the most part.
See it if you want to see a series of wordless, whimsical, delightful sketches from the forebears of Blue Man Group, Stomp, Pilobolus, et al.
Don't see it if you expect a high energy event, every skit to be a hit (an audience participation skit bombs), or much that's new from this venerable troupe
See it if You want to bring your imagination into overdrive. Great fun for children & adults. Many tiny scenes often with humanist themes, no politics
Don't see it if You want serious drama. There is no conversation & no sustained plot or ongoing characters.
See it if You enjoy performance art. You like movement-inspired shows. You want an unique theatrical experience.
Don't see it if You don't like performance art. You want music w/your art: this is done in almost complete silence. You want a show w/a story.