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Marcel Marceau Begins Final US Tour

The renowned international mime Marcel Marceau will begin an historic final tour of the United States on March 2 in Clearwater, FL, bringing his beloved character Bip before three generations of theater-goers, many for the last time. After 47 years of touring almost annually in the US, often extensive tours involving communities as small as Valdez, Alaska, Marceau will limit his activities after this year, focusing on special engagements and his work as a teacher and visual artist.

The Marceau tour will begin end in New Mexico and include 14 states and 19 cities, following which he will travel directly to Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore. During the tour Marceau will celebrate his 80 birthday on March 22, in characteristic fashion offering two performances on that date for audiences at Philadelphia's new Kimmel Center. A writer, painter, illustrator, teacher, UN goodwill ambassador and cultural icon, Marceau is best known for his touching non-verbal reflections of the universal joys and sadness of people of every age and background. Much of Marceau's appeal is in the simplicity of his presentation, yet the uncompromising honesty with which he reflects man's triumphs, emotions and foibles.

Marcel Marceau tour itinerary:

March 2 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 4 Gainesville, FL University of Florida Performing Arts

March 6-8 Hampton, VA The American Theatre

March 10 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater, University of TN Knoxville

March 12 Huntington, WV Marshall Artists Series

March 14-15 Providence, RI Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at RI College

March 16 Peekskill, NY Paramount Center for the Arts

March 19 New Brunswick, NJ State Theater

March 21-23 Philadelphia, PA Kimmel Center

March 24 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Symphony

March 26 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

March 28-30 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre, Minnesota Orchestra Association

April 2-3 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theater

April 5 Glendora, CA Haugh PAC, Citrus College

April 6 Lancaster, CA Lancaster PAC

April 8-9 Denver, CO Denver Center Attractions

April 11 Saratoga, CA Fox Theatre – Montalvo Center for the Arts

April 13 San Rafael, CA Marin Center

April 16 Albuquerque, NM Popejoy Hall, University of NM

April 21-22 Hong Kong Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

April 25-26 Seoul, S. Korea Hangeon Artspool Center

April 29-30 Singapore Victoria Theater

July 12 Athens, Greece Herod Atticus Theater, Athens Festival