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 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.
See it if you like creativity at its best and you also have a sense of humor. A very creative show for adults and children.
Don't see it if you like a show with a plot or music. This show is done without words or music.
See it if You are nostalgic for your childhood when everything silly made you laugh. I applaud the actors or puppeteers who were very creative.
Don't see it if You squirm in your seats over repetitive stunts after you figure out how it is all done. You do not have a child's sense of wonder.
See it if you are curious about the troupe, who have been around for a long time; you enjoy old fashioned light and movement scenes - some updated.
Don't see it if you are easily bored; do not enjoy all the chatter of "little ones" who are encouraged to attend, even though they are quickly bored.
See it if You haven’t seen Mummenshanz at least once. What can you say about such marvelous creation?
Don't see it if You didn’t like the concept the first time you experienced this group. Or if you’re not a fan of an audience of children from infancy on up
See it if you like a dose of positivity, “how are they doing that?” moments, unconventional use of materials, inanimate objects made expressive.
Don't see it if you’d find all this good naturedness cloying, don’t care for (flawless) physical theater, want the creativity applied to make an argument.
See it if creative staging, interesting visuals, great for children & young adults.
Don't see it if mime turns you off. At times some of the pieces seem repetitive & not everything works. Still, some clever bits may make it worth your while
See it if Body movement segments were ingenious, but there not many of those. Lots of laughter from kids which scores a big ++ Much too long.
Don't see it if There is no speaking, no music, 99% silence.Will you like that?
See it if you miss the days before digital entertainment consumed the masses. This simple puppetry is dated in a way that is nostalgically charming.
Don't see it if won't be entertained by simple gestures--like a smile--or a large balloon.
See it if You're up for a very fun bit of pure non-verbal theatre that transcends language and exercises the imagination.
Don't see it if Since silence and movement create their own expressive music and vocabulary, don't go if the idea bores or if kids around you intimidate.
See it if you want to enjoy a simple,light-hearted show-one for all ages,that will make you forget all your troubles for 80 minutes
Don't see it if you want a serious show with a plot, music and dialogue
See it if You want to see something truly unique and clever, that is innovative performance art both humorous and good for the whole family.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows without music or much sound at all, or can’t stand being in a theater with a lot of kids who go a bit crazy.
See it if I have seen mime associated with dance, the performers heads replaced by objects, such as a violin for the face, or the whole-body hidden
Don't see it if You do not like mime as an art form.
See it if you think you'd like watching visual theater, such as performers transforming materials into people/objects.
Don't see it if you get bored easily or if you don't want to sit among kids who get up/down & yell out loud, or have things tossed about your head.
See it if Enormously entertaining family show Magical creations of undersea denizens and Gumby-like creatures that play ball with you...a
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor. You want music and sound effects with your shows. You don’t want to sit in front of, behind or next to a child.
See it if If you haven't seen it before, you gotta. If you have (I have 2x), much of the surprise is gone. But still great for newbies, young or old
Don't see it if You've seen it a couple of times before or if you're looking for plot or meaning. It's a visual treat.