Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Cobb Great Hall
Tickets: From $40.00 ● plus applicable fees
Ticket Office: whartoncenter.com
517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The lines between art and physical space will be blurred as MUMMENSCHANZ takes the Wharton Center stage as part of their 40th anniversary tour. MUMMENSCHANZ comes to Wharton Center on Wednesday, March 25th, as part of the Doctors Company Variety Series at Wharton Center. Tickets to see MUMMENCHANZ are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, and by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
The myth of MUMMENSCHANZ with its multi-faceted performance art pieces has traveled the world for over forty years and continues to shock audiences on an international scale. Whether it’s faces appearing in oversized paper, a transformative pile of shapes, taffy faces being stretched into new emotions, or using rolls of paper to display feeling, MUMMENSCHANZ has created an entirely new form of performance art that delights and surprises with each new act.
Hailing from Switzerland and founded in 1972, this mask theatre troupe has popularized the art of combining slight choreography and over-the-top, prop-focused productions. Their desire to find a suitable alternative to the classic mime, pantomime, and dance fueled the creation of this imaginative troupe, and their experimental work has created some of the most profound and sincere reactions in global audiences.
“MUMMENSCHANZ is far more than a name,” says MUMMENSCHANZ creator Hans Jorg Tobler…and the production proves just that. Their stories of silence become heightened through inventive and stunning visuals, and they use props such as color tubing and neon wires to portray humanity and the human experience in a tangible, physical way. Satisfy your cultural craving, and don’t miss out on this exceptional performance piece that will leave audiences stunned and hungry for more.