By Amy Rea, Flyover Land

In just two weeks, the circus — the circus that’s like no other circus — is coming to town and setting up its tents at the Mall of America.

(credit: Cirque du Soleil)

Yes — Cirque du Soleil is returning with its latest show, OVO, an “immersion into the teeming and energetic world of insects.”

(credit: Cirque du Soleil)

Given the wide variety in the insect world, this strikes me as an especially excellent topic for Cirque du Soleil’s quirky, inventive, dramatic, and funny circus acts, which will no doubt include the jaw-dropping contortionists, acrobats, and high-wire performers it’s so well-known for.

(credit: Cirque du Soleil)

Here’s what the troupe has to say about this show:

“OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful 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.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. Its love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.”

(credit: Cirque du Soleil)

Even better: Cirque du Soleil has kindly provided my readers with a couple of tantalizing options for seeing this show. The first is: I have two tickets to give away to the Friday, May 27 performance! And second, if that date doesn’t work or you don’t win the tickets, I can offer a 15 percent discount to selected performances.

To enter the giveaway or find the link to the discount, visit my other blog, A Closer Look at Flyover Land.

What else is happening in our state? Be sure to check out the 10 p.m. Sunday night WCCO newscasts, where you can learn more in the weekly segment, Finding Minnesota.