For over four decades MUMMENSCHANZ has been inspiring audiences around the world with their wordless but extremely poetic art. Since December 2016 MUMMENSCHANZ has been touring with the new program "you & me" in all major Swiss Cities. "You & Me" was created by the MUMMENSCHANZ founding member Floriana Frassetto.
Mummenschanz is a Swiss mask theater troupe who perform in a surreal mask- and prop-oriented style. Founded in 1972 by Bernie Schürch, Andres Bossard (August 9, 1944 – March 25, 1992), and the Italian-American Floriana Frassetto, the group became popular for its play with bizarre masks and forms, light and shadow, and their subtle choreography.
The name Mummenschanz is German for "mummery," or a play involving mummers. Mummer is an early English term for a mime artist.
MUMMENSCHANZ pioneered a form of visual theater that has dazzled audiences around the globe for more than forty-five years. By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, the Swiss-based troupe offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.
Tickets are required and may be purchased online or by phoning 1*8000*ARTS-TIX or 814-863-0255. The CPA has funding to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets under their accessibility program; phone 814-863-0234 and ask for Christine Igoe. Reservations for the AD service are also required; contact the SLSG office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (814-238-0132) by March 25.
Please arrive by 3:30 pm to obtain equipment and listen to valuable pre-show information. Run time for YOU and ME is 100 minutes, including one intermission.