Ben Marks

Ben Marks is a peninsula-based writer and editor. He has covered theater, visual arts, and restaurants for numerous publications. He has also been a lobster and scallop fisherman in Maine, run a restaurant in Seattle, blown glass for Dale Chihuly, and boasts numerous other so-called accomplishments that have surprisingly little to do with the arts in the South Bay, which is his focus at

Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo

Ovo is light on storyline, light of heart and light on gimmicks; it's an unfussy Cirque du Soleil that is not afraid to be silly, sentimental or even unimportant. Mostly it's just a lot of fun.