Pss Pss

From Compagnia Baccalà
Locarno, Switzerland

PSS PSS, the secret is out: there's not much this dynamic duo can't do! Inspired by the silent film era, this clowning couple fumbles through merry mishaps, absurd antics and priceless pas de deux. They snicker and stumble, squabble and make peace, all without a word (but with a little help from the audience!). Slapstick at its sweetest, this timeless performance celebrates the clumsy connection we make when we meet our match.

"Transcends language and utterly captivates with imagination and fun"Edinburgh Guide "Their interactions highlight the duo's formidable talent"The Scotsman "Sometimes a show is such a total delight that it is hard to write about it without just gushing 'See it, see it!'" Total Theatre



Performance Facts

Performance Facts

65 minutes with no intermission

Tickets start at $25.
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Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

Wordless physical theater, slapstick and clowning with partner acrobatics. Created for family audiences.


Play Before the Play!

And after! Experience the art forms onstage in Pss Pss for yourself through New Victory Family Engagement programs, including online options. Connect on social media to digitally discover other cool artist info.

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Getting to Know Compagnia Baccalà

Six years after meeting in Switzerland's Teatro Dimitri school in 1998, Simone Fassari reached out to his former classmate, Camilla Pessi, to see if she would be his acrobatic partner. The moment the pair began creating together, Compagnia Baccalà knew their inventive partnership was a match made in heaven. Now, joined by theater artist Valerio Fassari and director Louis Spagna, the company presents their first full-length work, Pss Pss.

Did You Know?

  • Something's a bit fishy about Compagnia Baccalà... Baccalà literally translates to "codfish" in Italian, a reference to an Italian expression describing a bumbling person with big eyes.
  • The Teatro Dimitri school was founded by Switzerland's renowned mime artist, Clown Dimitri. Not only did he train the duo, but he also performed at The New Victory Theater with La Famiglia Dimitri in 2009.
  • Compagnia Baccalà has won 13 international awards and has performed over 600 times in over 50 countries on five continents.


All The Way From...

Locarno, Switzerland
...Locarno, Switzerland


Locarno, Switzerland is home to the famous Moon and Stars pop music festival, which has been hosted in the 200-year-old Piazza Grande since 1946.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

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Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


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May 19, 2018–May 20, 2018
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New Victory ticket prices are subject to change. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No lap seating is permitted without a ticket. Program and schedules are subject to change. No refunds.