Yes! Cirque du Soleil will be here at the end of the month, setting up its tents at the Mall of America! Is that just about the perfect venue or what? The big blue-and-yellow tents in the vicinity of IKEA? Excellent.
Photos courtesy of Cirque du Soleil
Here's what CDS has to say about the upcoming show, OVO:
"Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that it will open in Minneapolis with its touring big top production, OVO, starting Thursday, May 26th, 2011. OVO will perform for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at the Mall of America.
OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion. Fun for the whole family!"
Even better, Cirque du Soleil is providing my readers with two cool opportunities. First, I have two tickets to give away to the Friday, May 27th performance (beginning at 8 p.m.). To enter, you need to leave a comment on this blog post, telling me if you've seen Cirque du Soleil before and what you loved about it (because I'm assuming that if you want to win free tickets and you've seen it before, you probably--like me--loved it). Comments must be received by midnight Central time on Thursday, May 12, and I'll do a random drawing and announce the winner on Friday, May 13.
If that date doesn't work, or you're not the lucky winner, you can get a 15% discount to select performances by clicking this link.
Thanks to Cirque du Soleil for their generous offers!