The Donkey Show presented by American Repertory Theater

The Donkey Show ButterfliesThe Donkey Show presented by the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is exactly what The Boston Globe describes as “riveting.”

Set in a 1970’s disco, The Donkey Show tells the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The audience partakes in the disco, filling the club’s dance floor as gogo dancers entertain from elevated platforms. One cannot resist dancing to the catchy, familiar and fun disco songs in anticipation of the show. When the performance begins, characters dash around to various points throughout the club with only a spotlight to guide the audience in which direction to look.

Mr. Oberon at The Donkey ShowI had a great time following the action – not sure where to look next, not sure which characters would appear next, not sure if I would get pushed aside to make room for the actors – not to mention, trying to keep up with who was in love with who in the plot. It was a visceral experience and exciting to feel as if you were part of it of the play as an active audience member engaging with the actors.

All in all, it was a lot of fun. A great way to spend an evening dancing and being entertained.

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2 responses to “The Donkey Show presented by American Repertory Theater

  1. > not sure where to look next, not sure which characters would appear next, not sure if I would get pushed aside to make room for the actors

    I think you put your finger on it… the way the production is staged keeps you on your toes. No time to dose off when at any moment you could be mangled by moving platforms!

  2. Not to mention, men in tight undies… 😛

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