Adapted from the story by E.T.A. Hoffman
Directed by Brian Rott and Simon Eichinger
Strange and surreal, "Nussknacker und Mausekönig", written in 1816, was criticized at its time of publication for being too mature for children and too fantastical for adults.
This exciting production challenges the power of imagination, and takes its audience on a wicked trip to the battlefield, through mouse-holes, across continents-time and space-to explore the territory that lies between fantasy and reality.
"What happens when a troupe of talented young artists takes on a bizarre old children’s story? Something like Nutcracker vs. Mouse King, the beautiful, ambitious, and baffling original performance by Quasimondo, a new physical theater company...Quasimondo is the brainchild of Brian Rott, who has studied physical theater at the Accademia Del'Arte in Italy. He's gathered a talented troupe of actors, dancers, sculptors, puppeteers and musicians into a truly impressive ensemble."
"While it may have a DIY aesthetic that’s as much practical as conceptual, it’s one of the most artful shows I’ve seen in some time...I laughed more watching Nutcracker vs. Mouse King that I have at anything in months."