Bardavon hosts world premiere of new Mummenschanz show



The hilariously inventive, silent Swiss masked theater troupe Mummenschanz became a smash hit on Broadway in the late 1970s; and though the lineup of performers and pieces has changed, the group is still innovating, still delighting audiences.

Mummenschanz has been to the Bardavon before, and must have liked it, because it just completed a three-week residency at the Poughkeepsie theater to workshop a brand-new production titled you & me. The show is about to head out on a world tour, but we get first crack at it: A special sneak preview of you & me will be performed by Mummenschanz on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. on the Bardavon stage. Incredibly, tickets cost only $10 apiece! There will also be a special free preview for teachers and students at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, which is also open to the public. How can you pass this up?

Tickets for Mummenschanz’s you & me can be purchased at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; at the Ulster Performing Arts Center box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; or via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. For more info, visit