Diane Paulus
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN.COM)
Diane Paulus
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN.COM)
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present Randy Weiner's The Donkey Show at Zero Arrow Theatre, August 21-October 31, directed by Diane Paulus (Broadway's Hair) and Weiner. The production will kick off the theater's Shakespeare Exploded! series, a festival of works inspired by Shakespeare's texts.

An Off-Broadway hit several years ago, Donkey Show is Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and explores the classic text behind velvet ropes in a glittered wonderland of decadence, divas, and disco. The Shakespeare Exploded! series will also feature Sleep No More an immersive piece inspired by Macbeth, created by British theater company Punchdrunk; and Best of Both Worlds, a Gospel and R&B re-envisioning of The Winter's Tale.

The creative team for Donkey Show will include Evan Morris (lighting design), Scott Pask (set design), David Remedios (sound design), and David Woolard (costume design).

For more information, visit www.americanrepertorytheater.org.