What a name, right?! Mummenschanz is German for “mummery,” or a play involving mummers. Now, I know mummers (yes that is a real word from Old English) are generally fairly creepy guys that annoyingly try to get out of an invisible box (think Shakes the Clown), but Mummenschanz are far more advanced than that. They are a Swiss pantomime troupe founded in 1972 by Bernie Schürch, Andres Bossard (August 9, 1944 – March 25, 1992), and the Italian-American Floriana Frassetto. Their performances feature no words, and little music, just the most amazing masks and shockingly wonderful interactions.