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R.U.N. (pronounced: Run) was a resident Cirque du Soleil production. It is the 47th production from Cirque du Soleil since 1984 and 10th resident show in Las Vegas. R.U.N. also is the third Cirque du Soleil show produced for the Luxor following Criss Angel Believe and Criss Angel Mindfreak Live. R.U.N. premiered on October 24, 2019, at the Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, NV.

R.U.N. was labeled as "the first live-action thriller by Cirque du Soleil"[1] and will contain stunts, chases, extreme-sports, and pyrotechnics. It was the first Cirque du Soleil show to not have any acrobatics.[2]

The story for R.U.N. follows a gangland wedding between two clans that has comes to a halt as a man flees from the scene. The bride of the wedding leads a chase after the man in a stunt-filled action-packed performance.[1]

On February 27, 2020, Cirque du Soleil announced on its social media that R.U.N. will be closing after 5 months. R.U.N. had it's final performance on March 8, 2020.[3][4][5][6]

Set & Technical Information[]

RunStage.jpg

The RUN stage took place inside the former theater for Criss Angel: Believe and Criss Angel: Mindfreak Live!

Characters[]

  • Me: A cunning heroic man willing to do anything to get back something that was taken from him.
  • The Bride: A woman seeking revenge on The Hero who abandoned their wedding.
  • The Groom: A man chasing The Hero through the whole show.[7]
  • The Professional: An unprofessional clumsy hit-man who accidentally completes the jobs he is assigned. He is the comic relief of R.U.N.[8]
  • The DJ: A disc jockey who live mixes the music for R.U.N.[9]
  • The Doctor: An insane man who gets paid to capture people and mutilates them. [10]

Trivia[]

The working title for R.U.N. was called, "The Jump".[11]

R.U.N. had a special live performance at the 4th Annual Fandom Party at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.[12]

The show's tagline "Are You In?" is play-on-words on the show's title "R.U.N."

R.U.N. has the shortest closing for any Cirque du Soleil show. R.U.N. lasted only 5 months while the previous shortest closing Banana Shpeel, Cirque du Soleil's Vaudevillian show, only lasted 11 months.

Gallery[]

Promotional

Performance

4th Annual Fandom Party Preview

Videos[]

Trailers

Behind the Scenes

Acts

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cirque du Soleil. R.U.N: A Live Action Thriller by Cirque du Soleil. Retrieved from https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/run
  2. Montreal Gazette Updated: June 19, 2019. (2019, June 19). Watch: Developing Cirque du Soleil's first show without acrobatics. Retrieved from https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/watch-developing-cirque-du-soleils-first-show-without-acrobatics
  3. R.U.N - The First Live Action Thriller. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/runtheshow/photos/a.2272789486139898/2718471894904986/?type=3&theater
  4. Cirque du Soleil. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/CirqueduSoleil/photos/pb.144074117500.-2207520000../10159723020237501/?type=3&theater
  5. Katsilometes, J. (2020, February 28). Cirque's Las Vegas Strip experiment 'R.U.N' closing March 8. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/cirques-las-vegas-strip-experiment-r-u-n-closing-march-8-1968006/
  6. Radke, B. (2020, February 27). Cirque du Soleil pulls the plug on 'R.U.N' at Luxor. Retrieved from https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/feb/27/cirque-du-soleil-run-show-closing-march-8-luxor/
  7. (2019, August 30). Meet the Artist From the BRAND NEW Cirque du Soleil R.U.N. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/8R5SWjGK6mE
  8. (2019, August 16). This Is What It's Like to Train for Cirque du Soleil's NEW Show R.U.N. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/DJX0L7PsMbY
  9. Soleil, C. du. (2019, September 9). From small-town musician to performer on #RunTheShow, meet Nastya Maslova who plays "The DJ". R.U.N opens @LuxorLV this fall, tickets: https://t.co/7qraxWoEUv pic.twitter.com/VGXYE7hOHo. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Cirque/status/1171136186775064578
  10. Extreme Performer Lands Main Role at Cirque du Soleil. (2019, October 4). Retrieved from https://youtu.be/zbfbW06k9PQ.
  11. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group Talent. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/cirquejobs/posts/10155648155290369/
  12. Dixon, K. (2019, July 2). Fandom Partners with Cirque Du Soleil for 2019 San Diego Comic-Con Party. Retrieved from https://sdccblog.com/2019/07/fandom-partners-with-cirque-du-soleil-for-2019-san-diego-comic-con-party/

External Links[]

Official Website

Luxor Website

R.U.N.'s Facebook Page

R.U.N.'s Instagram Page

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