Cirque du Soleil, best known for their whimsical acrobatics, will show their edgier side this fall when R.U.N, the troupe’s first live action thriller, premieres at the Luxor in Las Vegas.
R.U.N, which will open on October 24, 2019, will combine live action performance, cutting-edge technology and multimedia to explore the world of stunts. Cirque du Soleil‘s new show will guide guests through a gritty, cinematic story following two clans through an adrenaline-filled adventure where a bride leads a series of fast-paced chases, combat and stunts through the fictional dark underground of Las Vegas.
Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said, “R.U.N is very different from the other shows within the Cirque du Soleil portfolio. With R.U.N, we will reinvent the concept of a thriller, drawing inspiration from action movies and graphic novels. This action-packed live performance happening in front of and around the audience, will offer a new form of entertainment to a more diversified Las Vegas guest. We are really excited to bring this unique and edgy concept to Luxor.”
R.U.N is the tenth partnership between Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International. Cirque du Soleil previously partnered with magician Criss Angel on a now-closed production at the Luxor.
“Throughout MGM Resorts’ more than 25-year relationship with the creative geniuses at Cirque du Soleil, we have watched them deliver spectacle after spectacle, wowing guests from around the world and giving them new reasons to visit,” said George Kliavkoff, MGM Resorts’ President of Entertainment & Sports. “This fall, the launch of R.U.N at Luxor, a show that represents a complete departure from anything Cirque du Soleil has created before, will mark a new and exciting phase of this very successful partnership.”
R.U.N will begin performances on October 24, 2019 and play in the R.U.N Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $69 plus tax and applicable fees.
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