RUN by Cirque du Soleil
At a Glance
What is it?
A new show from Cirque du Soleil that will emphasize stunts and action instead of acrobatics.
Where is it?
At Luxor on the South Strip.
Is it worth the cost?
The show hasn’t opened yet but Cirque has a great track record and this sounds different and intriguing so I’m going to say probably.
Why should I see this show?
Because you’ve seen all the other Cirque shows.
What else do I need to know?
The show opens October 24, 2019.
What’s the bottom line?
Okay, I’m intrigued… Cirque du Soleil has announced plans for a new show to go into the big theater at Luxor, replacing Criss Angel‘s show which move to Planet Hollywood. The new production is called R.U.N. and it is being described as a live-action thriller focusing more on stunts than Cirque’s usual acrobatics. Also unlike most other Cirque shows it will feature a storyline, developed by film director Robert Rodriguez, about “two clans in an adrenaline-filled adventure where a striking bride leads a series of fast-paced chases, combat and stunts through the fictional dark underground of Las Vegas.”
Although they are not getting too deep into specifics, the production is expected to have fight sequences, motorcycle and even car chase segments, explosions, running, jumping, and all of the other elements that you would normally find in an action movie somehow translated onto the stage and around the theater. If anyone can pull it off it’s Cirque.
The show opens October 24, 2019 and will do 10 performances a week. Tickets run from $75 to $250 (before taxes and fees add on another $30 or so) and are on sale now through the Luxor website.