It’s not exactly mime, or dance, or puppetry – although it certainly incorporates delightful elements from all of those disparate disciplines. While it can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, it’s never been pitched as children’s theater. And though it bears a healthy resemblance to everything from prop comedy to avant-garde performance art, even those labels don’t quite zero in on what it is that Mummenschanz does.
Call it “mask theater” – or better yet, just call it Mummenschanz, as audiences around the world will instantly get the reference. And this Saturday, the greater Red Bank Green will get its chance, when the internationally touring troupe takes the stage of the Count Basie Theatre for a single 8 pm show.