Vlad Tenenbaum joined me in the studio to chat about an event he is hosting on Thursday, March 22 at the Firehouse Theater to celebrate Marcel Marceau’s 95th birthday.

Obviously, Marcel is no longer living, but Vlad was a former student of his and watched him perform for over 20 years. At the event on Thursday, Vlad will be telling stories about his experiences with Marcel as well as sharing some of his memorabilia, unpublished pictures from his own collection and more.


Join Vlad,  a current member of The Bit Players and former student of Marceau, on Thursday, March 22nd at 8 pm at The Firehouse Theater to celebrate the life and work of the world’s most renowned mime Marcel Marceau. An evening of history, personal stories, and memorabilia. The event is free to the public and open to all ages.

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