Mump and Smoot Present 'Something'
Special Guests: Mump and Smoot Present 'Something'
Written by Michael Kennard and John Turner, directed by Karen Hines Saturday, February 18, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m.
Mump and Smoot inhabit a parallel Universe on planet Ummo, worship a god named Ummo and converse in their own gibberish language – Ummonian – which is nevertheless clear to the audience, all the while delighting in the chaos of a nightmarish world.
Often compared to characters as diverse as those in Monty Python, the Three Stooges, Ren and Stimpy and Samuel Beckett, they elicit in their audience the peculiar mix of sympathy, empathy and horror that stem from watching flawed individuals alternately fail and succeed at their all-too-human schemes.
In "Something" we find the intrepid duo prancing through the etiquette of a fine café, the sorrow and despair of a wake and the pandemonium of the doctor’s office. Mump (Kennard) is the natural leader; authoritative, pompous, bullying, scheming and manipulative, alternately erupting in towering rages and completely collapsing from terror. Smoot (Turner) is the perpetual innocent; playful, childlike, silly, bullied by Mump but occasionally standing up to him.
The “horror clown” duo will turn conventional clowning on its head in this darkly humorous work that ranges from zany to macabre.
Not for children.
Event Contact: Jennifer Clary can be reached at (970) 491-3603
Sponsored by the University Center for the Arts.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Event Category:||Arts & Entertainment|
|Start Time:||07:30 PM|
|End Time:||09:30 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Saturday, February 18, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Saturday, February 18, 2012|
|Submitter's Name:||Jennifer Clary|