About Cracked

Oct 07, 2010

Mump and Smoot are a national treasure.” – The Edmonton Sun
Mump and Smoot inhabit a parallel Universe on planet Ummo, worship a god named Ummo and converse in their own gibberish language – Ummonian – all the while delighting in the chaos of a nightmarish world. In CRACKED we find the intrepid duo Mump and Smoot challenging their god Ummo, who seemingly is bent on the annihalation of their friendship and ultimately their very existence.
The duo will once again turn conventional clowning on its head in this darkly humourous new work that ranges from zany to macabre. Not for Children!
Kennard, Turner and director Karen Hines met during Second City Workshops in 1986. The trio went on to study under acclaimed clown Richard Pochinko. In 1988, Mump & Smoot came to life in their premiere production Jump the Gun. The “horror clown” duo have performed and taught across the globe and have garnered awards including two Dora Mavor Moore awards for Outstanding Production and Direction, as well a Canadian Comedy Award, a Boston Theatre Award and a Drama Logue Award.
“Mump and Smoot offer comedy at its most anarchic.”  
The Vancouver Sun