The famed Swiss mime-theater troupe continues to delight audiences of all ages.
It may not matter which age you are either to be delighted by the famed Swiss mime-theater group's particular brand of entertainment, although the younger set may be more consistently amused. Certainly, this is one of the most family-friendly shows in town, especially since most of the group's wordless and musicless sketches last seconds rather than minutes. And there's nothing to upset the little ones -- even the most "violent" sketches are ultimately playful in nature.
For this engagement, founders and artistic direcotrs Bernie Schurch and Floriana Frassetto -- joined by Rafaella Mattioli and Pietro Montandon and aided by technical director and lighting designer Jan Maria Lukas -- do what they do best; contort themselves inside clever costumes, creating magical shapes and creatures, and conveying a continuous sense of wonder and surprise. (WIll that heart-shaped boulder really fall into the audience?) Even when you're sure what you're looking at, a few seconds later, you might be looking at something else!