KNOXVILLE – Internationally renowned mime Marcel Marceau will bring his world famous stage talent to the Tennessee Theatre at 8 p.m. Monday, March 10.
The program titled “50 Years of Genius” is presented by the University of Tennessee’s Cultural Attractions Committee.
“The committee decided to bring him to Knoxville due to his legendary status,” said Ron Laffitte, director of student activities. “The show will be entirely mime.”
Marceau’s alter ego “Bip,” the clown in a striped pullover and battered opera hat, has been entertaining audiences around the world for more than five decades. His mimics are synonymous with riding up and down elevators, satirizing sculptors and matadors, and getting into many misadventures.
His accomplishments include forming the first company of pantomime in the world, Compagnie de Mime Marcel Marceau; holding the French government’s highest honor Officier de la Legion d’Honneur; and being designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Second World Assembly on Aging.
“This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and the community to see a true legend,” Laffitte said.
Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased from Tickets Unlimited and the UT Central Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the University Center. Ticket prices are $5 for UT students, $20 for faculty, staff and children under 18, and $25 for the community.