Cirque du Soleil Pulls Plug On "R.U.N."

First "Live Action Thriller" From Group Fails To Grab An Audience

Mitch Kelly
February 28, 2020 - 6:41 am
Performance of "Run" at Luxor Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - "RU.N." has run out of gas.

On Thursday, Cirque du Soleil announced that it will be ending the show, which began at the Luxor only last fall.

Trumpeted as the first "Live Action Thriller" in Cirque's catalog, the show simply never caught on with audiences or critics.

“’R.U.N’ was the collaboration of an extraordinary group of creators, artists and crew members; however, the production ultimately did not find an audience that could support it and we’ve made the difficult decision to close,” said Eric Grilly, senior vice president of Cirque's Resident Shows Division, in the announcement. “After carefully considering multiple creative options to enhance the production, we determined the time and resources necessary to implement those changes proved to be too big to overcome.”

"R.U.N." will have its final performance on March 8th. Ticketholders for performances past that date can have their tickets refunded at their original point of purchase.