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Marcel Marceau Cuts Short Show

May 31, 2000

MEXICO CITY (AP) _ Marcel Marceau cut short a show when spectators rushed the open-air stage on which he was performing, trying to get a better view.

The French mime had just begun his routine on Sunday night at a public square in Mexico City when spectators, after waiting an hour in the rain for the show to start, rushed toward the stage.

Chairs were toppled and people screamed, but no injuries were reported.

Marceau, 77, was shaken and suddenly left the stage. He did not return, despite cheers and applause from the crowd.

The mime has been touring squares throughout Latin America for a month.

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