Cirque du Soleil is about to add a new show to its Vegas repertoire. R.U.N. - a groundbreaking show and the entertainment group’s first live action thriller, will use live action performance, cutting-edge technology and multimedia to explore the world of stunts.
The production is unlike any other Cirque show audiences will have ever seen. R.U.N. will combine effects with human performance for an edge-of-your-seat show. Audiences will follow two clans as they engage in fast-paced chases and combat and stunts through the fictional dark underground of Las Vegas.
Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said in a statement, “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. will be the tenth partnership between Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International.
“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 in a statement. “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 debut on October 24, 2019 in the R.U.N. Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.