Europe is more into mimes than Americans usually are, so it’s no surprise that it’s someone’s job to dress up as a mime in a mask and put on a show. There are actually multiple people who have this job, and they have started a new series that has been getting some rave reviews.
“It’s been more than a decade since I’ve seen “Mummenschanz” (not quite the 42 years the Swiss mask-theater troupe’s been touring the globe).
But I almost screwed up.
I missed the mime quartet’s early November appearance at the Marin Center, so I had to travel across the pond to Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall for a Cal Performances show subtitled “The Musicians of Silence.””