A coming performance at the Orpheum Theater will have no words and no music.
The Swiss mask theater troupe Mummenschanz doesn’t need them. Members create a striking show by manipulating objects such as toilet paper, foam and recycled junk. They also use light and shadows.
The group had a three-year run on Broadway. Its co-founder, Floriana Frassetto, is with the current tour that’s coming to Omaha on Saturday for the show, presented by Omaha Performing Arts. Frassetto has been in every Mummenschanz performance since it began in 1972.
Patrons might see giant Slinkys, glow sticks that become snakes or huge gloved hands. The show is family-friendly. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show, $15 to $30, are available at ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606.