The magic and wonder of Mummenschanz returns to North America for the first time since 2003 with a new program that showcases the incredible humor, versatility and pure imagination of the celebrated Swiss performance troupe.
“Dazzling and delightful! The essential method to Mummenschanz's witty madness is based on transformations. Things are seldom what they seem!”
-The New York Times
For nearly four decades, Mummenschanz has captivated audiences worldwide with its groundbreaking non-verbal theatre of movement and transformation. In the surreal, comic, wordless universe of Mummenschanz, everyday objects such as toilet paper, wires, tubes, and boxes spring to life to become fantastical characters, and abstract forms and ordinary shapes interact in surprising ways to reveal timeless truths about human connections and relationships. The troupe creates a playful and uniquely memorable experience through an inventive use of forms, shadow and light and creative manipulation of sculptural, expressive masks. The result is a visually stunning spectacle of family entertainment that sparks the imagination and transcends cultural barriers.
Founding artists Bernie Schürch and Floriana Frassetto are the featured performers on this tour, presenting some of the troupe’s most beloved creations and characters. They are joined by Raffaella Mattioli and Pietro Montandon.
Meet the artists of Mummenschanz at Post-show Talkbacks to be held after the performances on December 22 at 2pm, December 24 at 2pm, December 26 at 2pm, January 2 at 2pm, January 7 at 7pm and January 8 at 2pm.
Presented as part of the Big Red Chair Family Series.
Recommended for all ages.
Performance Length: 70-80 minutes with no intermission
2010/2011 BIG RED CHAIR FAMILY SERIES
Family Time with Ziggy Marley, September 19
PROJECT Trio, October 16
Jason and the Argonauts, November 6
Mummenschanz, December 20-January 8
Star Trek Live, February 20
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, February 26-27
Shakespeare to Go: Romeo and Juliet, March 5
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, April 2
Barrio Grrrl! A New Musical, April 16
Photos by Pia Zanetti, courtesy of Mummenschanz.