Mummenschanz: ‘You and Me’ Comes to MPAC March 29


Pierre-Antoine Grisoni / Strates Mummenschanz, Théâtre du Passage, Neuchatel, le 21 septembre 2014.


Mummenschanz, “the musicians of science,” bring their unique brand of performance to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $29-$59.

Pierre-Antoine Grisoni / Strates
Mummenschanz, Théâtre du Passage, Neuchatel, le 21 septembre 2014.

Since its successful three year run on Broadway, Swiss-based theater troupe MUMMENSCHANZ has pioneered a new form of visual theater that has since spawned multiple new genres reclaiming their legacy. MUMMENSCHANZ has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years.  By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, MUMMENSCHANZ offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.

The 2017-2018 season will see a brand new creation, “you & me,” by the visionary MUMMENSCHANZ troupe with new performers bringing to life the large scale masks you’ve grown to love; as well as reviving a historic tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time.

“you & me” will focus on the love and mutual joy the audiences and performers experience in MUMMENSCHANZ’s one of a kind theatrical performances, hence the title “you & me.” “‘you & me’ is the intimacy we go into,” said Floriana Frassetto, founder of MUMMENSCHANZ. “I give you my idea and you play with my idea and you make it your idea.”

The MUSICIANS OF SILENCE, their soundtrack is the awe, joy and laughter their audiences experience and have grown to love for the last 45 years. The company will continue this tradition with their fresh, brand new show, touring the United States, for the first time ever in the Spring of 2018. “The sound is the audience that laughs, that sighs, that whispers, that makes comments. It’s like a cartoon coming alive in front of you,” Frassetto added.

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2017-2018 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.

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