The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce that in response to critical and audience acclaim it is extending the run of The Donkey Show through Saturday, January 2, 2010. Weekly performances will take place in October on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM and Saturdays at 10:30PM, and from November onwards on Friday at 8:00pm and on Saturday at 8:00pm and 10:30pm at Oberon 2 Arrow Street, corner of Arrow Street and Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Pre-show begins half-hour before curtain with open cash bar and dance floor.
From its six-year run in New York City to a world tour from London to Seoul, the celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show has now taken Boston by storm, bringing the ultimate disco experience – a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens. Inaugurating the A.R.T.’s club Oberon, The Donkey Show tells the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream through the great 70s anthems, including “We are Family,” “I Love the Nightlife,” “Car Wash,” “Ring My Bell,” and “Last Dance.” The enchanted forest of Shakespeare’s classic comedy becomes the glittered world of retro disco as the lovers escape from their real lives to experience a night of dream, abandon, and fantasy.
The Donkey Show has kicked off the A.R.T’s Shakespeare Exploded! Series, a festival of theatrical events inspired by three classic plays by Shakespeare. The series also includes Sleep No More — created by the award-winning British theater company Punchdrunk — an immersive production inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, told through the lens of a Hitchcock thriller; and Best of Both Worlds, a soulful R&B and Gospel re-envisioning of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale; as well as an A.R.T. Institute production of its inspiration — The Winter’s Tale, directed by David Gammons, running at the Loeb Drama Center October 1-3.