Smart bets: Mummenschanz

“Imagine four actors with props such as oversized rulers, beanbags, pipe cleaners and absolutely no sound or music. With shadow, light and sculptural masks, the actors engage with the audience and each other without ever needing to make a sound.” That’s Diana Wortham Theatre’s description of an upcoming performance by Mummenschanz, a theatrical group known as the “musicians without sound.” Founded in Paris in 1972, the company pioneered its own whimsical twist on costumed miming before hitting stages in dozens of countries. In its current form, the performance uses no set except a black background. That way, there’s little to distract from the visual messaging conveyed through bodies, shapes and movement. Diana Wortham Theatre stages the show on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. $42 adult/$37 student/$20 child. dwtheatre.com. Image courtesy of Mummenschanz

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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