A scene is played by two players, if necessary with input from the audience.
However, it is only allowed to speak if one player touches the other and then only the person who makes the touch is allowed to speak. Permanent contact such as holding hands is prohibited.
This leads to a change from mute to spoken sections. The comedy arises from the necessity of the players to touch each other somewhere in order to be able to tell him something.
Variant: A touch is always valid in both directions, i. e. as soon as the contact is there, both may speak, no matter who gave the touch. As soon as the contact breaks off, both have to be silent again and can only play pantomime.
by Guido Boyke