Pyramid of Fun
Cirque du Soleil founder selects Arlington for U.S. premiere of new extravaganza
Arlington is about to be home — for a little while, at least — to a new tech-focused entertainment venue imagined by Guy Laliberté, a co-founder of Cirque Du Soleil.
Called PY1, the 81-foot-tall pyramid-shaped structure set up at Globe Life Park on New Year's Eve 2019 and will stay through the end of February 2020 before continuing on its tour. It had previously played Montreal, Canada, during the summer of 2019 before heading to Arlington for its U.S. premiere.
Put on by Lune Rouge Entertainment, PY1 offers two shows: Through the Echoes and Stella — The Time Machine Journey.
Through the Echoes is the first custom multimedia production for the pyramid that's suitable for guests 12 and up. Featuring lasers, 360-degree projections, kinetic stage elements, special effects, and grandiose lightscapes, this one of-a-kind multimedia show transports you on technological odyssey through space and time.
Stella – The Time Machine Journey is a new show for the entire family (ages 5 and up), and is a participatory multimedia show that encourages kids and their families to move and dance in the biggest time machine ever built.
Tickets for both shows and the themed nights are currently available on Ticketmaster, with corporate and group pricing available.
PY1 Nights has six themed nightlife experiences enhanced by lasers, projections, special effects, spectacular lighting, and the sounds of local and internationally known DJs who will help turn the pyramid into a giant dance floor.
Guests are encouraged to dress up according to the theme, which can be anything from a "kaleidoscope of psychedelia" called Candy World to "a radioactive party for the apocalypse survivors" called Underworld. All attendees of these themed events must be 21 and up.
CultureMap readers can score an extra 20 percent off both peak and non-peak performances of all Through the Echoes shows by using the 20PY1online, over the phone, or at the box office.