Entertaining Delightful and funny Visually striking and amazing Inventive & imaginative Edgy
See it if You're up for a very fun bit of pure non-verbal theatre that transcends language and exercises the imagination. Silence and movement create
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.
It's amazing how quickly the human mind adapts to a basic vocabulary of the imagination, a universal visual tongue understood easily and instantly by children, and a little less quickly by those who’ve grown too “adult.”
This current iteration called You & Me is a little long, even at 80 minutes, which might have been quickened by sharper direction or deeper curating of their extensive repertoire, but that’s a minor complaint. The cast is in amazing shape physically, including Floriana Frassetto, the last original co-founder still performing, and the visual effects are still stunning, the troupe making themselves visible and invisible at will.
Much has changed in the almost 50 years since Mummenschantz debuted — the original sketches were wittier, more adult-oriented and themed — but that says more about our modern, more reserved culture than anything else; children are pleased and most audiences won't remember. In any case, the toilet paper is missed.
Cast: Eric Sauge, Sara Hermann, Oliver Pfulg, Christa Barrett, Floriana Frassetto and Kevin Blaser