SOURCE: Cirque du Soleil

March 17, 2010 11:59 ET

Cirque du Soleil Returns to Washington With the Latest Touring Production OVO, A Teeming World of Insects

Premieres September 9 at The Plateau at National Harbor for a Limited Engagement; Advance Discounted Tickets Available Exclusively to Cirque Club Members

Written and Directed by Deborah Colker

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) -  Cirque du Soleil will return to Washington with its latest big top touring production OVO. Proudly presented by iShares®, OVO will premiere on Thursday, September 9, for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at The Plateau at National Harbor.

Cirque Club members can purchase advance tickets starting Wednesday, March 17 at 9:00 a.m. at Membership is free and registration is quick and simple. Cirque Club members receive advance access to the best seats under the Grand Chapiteau, ticket upgrades, partner promotions and insider information on the world of Cirque du Soleil.

The name OVO means "egg" in Portuguese. Directed by Deborah Colker, the first female director at Cirque du Soleil, 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 cast of OVO comprises 54 performing artists from 16 countries.

The performances are Tuesdays thru Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. No performances on Mondays.

Ticket information: Online at

American Express Offer: For preferred seating and other special advantages for American Express® Cardmembers, please visit

Sponsors and Partners: iShares is the presenting sponsor of the 2010 U.S. tour of OVO. Sun Life Financial, CGI, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and American Express are the official sponsors.

Press room: For downloadable images and additional information, please visit the on-line Press Room at:

Contact Information

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