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Brooks Center presents anniversary production of celebrated Swiss mask theater troupe


On Wednesday, Oct. 26 Mummenschanz, the celebrated Swiss mask theater troupe, will bring their anniversary production “50 Years” to Clemson University. Founded in 1972 by Andres Bossard, Bernie Schürch and Floriana Frasetto, the multi-award-winning theater company has been delighting audiences with their signature style for half a century.

The production takes audiences on a journey through the company’s most beloved sketches.
Mummenschanz, dubbed the “musicians of silence,” perform without words or music. The two-hour production brings audiences into a world of imagination giving ordinary objects a new life. The company revisits legendary characters from their past performances such as the Toilet Paper Faces, Pipe Creature and Clay Masks.

The resulting experience is a poetic, playful performance for all ages. In addition to their evening performance, the company will perform for local K-12 students on the Bill and Donna Eskridge Tri-ART Series, the Brooks Center’s educational outreach series.

For more information, visit or call the Brooks Center Box Office at 864-656-7787.

View an excerpt of Mummenschanz “50 years”
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