Already closed | 1h 30m | Upper W Side

MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me

From 69 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Delightful

About the show

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.

1h 30m | Already closed | Gerald W Lynch Theater (Upper W Side)

Member Reviews (69)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Delightful
77
Avg Score

During previews
85
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy mime and/or very creative shows. Very entertaining. Child friendly.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy mime or shows without music or sound.

During previews
72
Funny, Quirky, Slow

See it if You remember & love Mummenschanz from the 70s and enjoy a good physical pun

Don't see it if You need a soundtrack - there is no music or speech -you prefer a kid free performance, or don’t like physical humor

During previews
70
Entertaining, Funny

See it if A great first introduction to the theater for young kids

Don't see it if If you do not like pantomime

During previews
75
Good for adults--great for kids; repetitive;, Clever

See it if kids will love it and adults will find it fun, but ultimately repetitive, as all the many bits are very similar

Don't see it if you need words, not just actions

During previews
60
Disappointing, Dated, Overrated

See it if You like non verbal shows that attempt to be very creative

Don't see it if You get bored after short, repetitive acts

During previews
84
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You enjoy newer inventions about how to admire color, movement and light. It was a delightful experience with tremendous creativity.

Don't see it if You need words and music to enjoy visual art.

During previews
75
Whimsical, Creative, Too long, Great staging, Charming

See it if you know Mummenschanz and are a fan of their work. It's charming, but at 80 intermission-less minutes, it's about 20 minutes too long.

Don't see it if If terms like "whimsical" and "charming" make you want to leave the theater screaming.

During previews
74
Clever

See it if You enjoy a combination of mime, humor and simple acrobatics

Don't see it if You're looking for something dramatic with sound, action, music and excitement.

During previews
78
Fluffy, Slow, Quirky, Imaginary, Relevant

See it if You want to watch a show with minimal sound. You enjoy use of light and asymmetrical costumes used to portray colorful illustrations.

Don't see it if You need sound in your life to be entertained. You cant stand shows that could be childish at times. You want a show with story line.

During previews
46
Banal, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you are amused watching paint dry

Don't see it if you value your time or are looking for a slightly cohesive experience.

Also Even the kids were bored and wanted to leave.

During previews
85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy innovative art and are open to creative non verbal theater.

Don't see it if You can't sit for 80 minutes with no intermission and expect to see a story with dialogue.

During previews
80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Fun

See it if you like an artful, unique production that uses objects in an unconventional way to tell a story with humor inserted.

Don't see it if you don’t like a production without words or music. Be prepared, as there are many children in the audience.

During previews
21
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if your favorite video game is Pong. This show is super simplistic with basic movements and comedy.

Don't see it if you want ingenuity and humor to make up for the lack of music or dialogue.

Also Never have I seen a performance where I thought the performers would b... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Slow, Funny

See it if you like the classic muppets

Don't see it if Watch memmenschanz on the muppets on youtube. Now decide if you want to watch that for 80 min straight. Could get boring

During previews
70
Neither good nor bad, Dated, Slow

See it if You are with a child. This show is family friendly in that it requires a child to focus on movement without sound.

Don't see it if You’ve seen them before as this incarnation is disappointing, feels too long and is lackluster by comparison.

Also They are usually much more inventive. This show fell short of their us... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You like pantomime, and playing with light and darkness.

Don't see it if You don’t like Pantomime, and need spoken words in entertainment. You don’t like audience participation .

During previews
80
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you are into new experiences. If you enjoy non-conforming acting.

Don't see it if you are not open to new forms of acting and want continuous forms of sound to keep you entertained.

During previews
81
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you appreciate quiet humor

Don't see it if you need a plot

During previews
81
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to feel young.

Don't see it if you don't like to be quite.


July 10th, 2018
“Mellow and breathlessly inventive...A collection of classic, often amphibious routines, and a few new ones...Wordless and mostly silent...Sometimes it’s easy to see how the human performers manipulate these materials; sometimes the postindustrial creatures seem to move without any human help at ...
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July 10th, 2018
“That the pre-school and early-elementary set would respond so strongly to non-verbal entertainment may seem a given, but many of their parents, not to mention the majority of adults who came without children, seemed just as charmed...For all the clever choreography involved here, there is a sens...
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July 10th, 2018
"Another highly imaginative, enchanting show that magnifies the world with childlike wonder...A visual and cerebral feast for those of us who relish the experience of pareidolia (seeing faces in random objects)...The timelessness quality of Mummenschanz's work comes from the fact that they draw i...
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July 11th, 2018
"I observed little change from earlier presentations. Though this show is billed as 'new.' practically nothing IS, but for 5 second spots like visual haiku. I found this extremely disappointing both because images without activity/character lack sustained interest and because such fertile imagina...
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