Beloved theatrical troupe celebrates more than 40 years of wit and imagination

Beloved theatrical troupe celebrates more than 40 years of wit and imagination

Mummenschanz comes to the Quick Center on January 24

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 12, 2015) – Mummenschanz, the renowned theatrical troupe, will perform two shows at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 24 at 2 and 8 p.m.

Tickets are $55, $45 and $35. For tickets, visit the Quick Center Box Office or or call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

In the wordless universe of Mummenschanz, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials, everyday objects (such as toilet paper rolls) and colorful abstract shapes and forms like the famous “Clay Masks,” “Slinky Man” and “Giant Hands” spring to life. By creating a playful and compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanz offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.

The entire program of puppetry and visual antics is performed without music or sound. The show will feature classic audience favorites, as well as brilliant new creations seen for the first time.

Since its three-year run on Broadway, Mummenschanz has pioneered a new form of visual theater and has toured in 60 countries on five continents. The troupe was created by founding members Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schürch.

Critics have long lauded Mummenschanz for its one-of-a-kind creativity.

“My inner kid seldom stopped grinning. Its longevity is well earned,” wrote a New York Times reviewer. The Boston Globe cheered “Mummenschanz mystifies and delights.”

The troupe strives to strike a universal chord with audience members, according to Frassetto. “The ‘stories’ we tell are unique in that they have no sound or music and we hope that our show will awaken the little child in everyone.”

Posted On: 01-15-2015 03:01 PM

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