The Donkey Show
A.R.T. Season
OBERON Shows
Every Saturday Night!
“Riveting. . . So visceral that words seem almost beside the point.”
The Boston Globe

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show, brings you the ultimate disco experience—a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Come party on the dance floor to all the 70s disco hits you know by heart as the show unfolds around you. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own fantasy of disco fever! 

Queen Nights
Once a month our glittery world of freaks, fairies, flesh and fantasy goes drag! Click here for more info.
Donkey Show - "Every Saturday Night": 

Donkey Show - "Every Saturday Night"

Creative team
Conceived by Randy Weiner
Director

Diane Paulus & Randy Weiner

Scenic Design Scott Pask
Costume Design David C. Woolard
Lighting Design

Evan Morris

Sound Design David Remedios
Resident Director Allegra Libonati
Production Manager Skip Curtiss
Stage Manager Taylor Adamik
Properties Artisan Tricia Green

 

 
"In a clubscape that can feel highly fragmented, where night owls tend to find their micro-scene and stick to it, The Donkey Show at Oberon achieves the impossible: blurring every last social boundary with a scandalous amount of glittery skin and thumping disco anthems that thrust every gamine hip into reimagining Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the bacchanalia’s loosely insinuated theme. You will vogue on a platform. You will deeply contemplate Donna Summer. You will dance yourself dirty. Check the calendar for monthly Queen Nights, during which a special-guest diva takes the night’s energy—and the fantasy experience—even higher."
Boston Magazine

HOT SHOTS of The Donkey Show - image gallery of photos by Erik Jacobs for The Boston Globe. More

Boston Daily Photo Blog of the The Donkey Show. More

Boston Herald Fall Theater Preview featuring the The Donkey Show. More

Artistic Director Diane Paulus introduces the Shakespeare Exploded! festival More

"It is official...Zero Arrow Theater is no longer. The space has been transformed into club OBERON, a funky lounge featuring a dance floor, a full liquor license and two bars, cocktail tables, and the freedom to text, chat, drink, and dance - all while watching a show." - The Boston Globe More

 
 
 
 
 

"The actors sing along to the music as a DJ spins, and the audience can go to the dance floor, drink in hand, and get their groove on while watching." - Boston Metro More

The A.R.T.'s club OBERON is "game-changing. . . . OBERON will woo new theatergoers with a vibe that’s anything but theater as usual." —Boston Herald More

Article from The Weekly Dig. More

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Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2014 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617.495.2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   American Repertory Theater's THE DONKEY SHOW Named Boston Magazine’s 2014 “Best Dance Party”... More
For Immediate Release: February 27, 2014 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu     American Repertory Theater’s THE DONKEY SHOW CELEBRATES ITS 500TH PERFORMANCE WITH 500 TICKETS... More
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2013 CONTACT: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   The American Repertory Theater's THE DONKEY SHOW Celebrates its 4th Birthday at OBERON! Saturday,... More
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2012 CONTACT: Kati Mitchell 617-495-2668 kati_mitchell@harvard. edu   The Donkey Show  4th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at OBERON   WHAT: Ring in 2013 with a... More
For Immediate Release October 22, 2010Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-496-2000x8841kati_mitchell@harvard.edu THE DONKEY SHOWcelebrates Halloweenon October 30th at 8:00pm and 10:30pmat OBERON WHAT:... More
For Immediate Release: December 10, 2009Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-496-2000x8841kati_mitchell@harvard.edu   The American Repertory Theater extends the run of THE DONKEY SHOW conceived by Randy Weiner... More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kati MitchellApril 15, 2009 617-496-2000x8841kati_mitchell@harvard.edu American Repertory Theater Announces Three Festivals for 2009/10 Season: Festival #1 SHAKESPEARE... More
  For Immediate Release: July 23, 2009Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-496-2000x8841kati_mitchell@harvard.edu The American Repertory TheaterpresentsTHE DONKEY SHOWconceived by Randy Weinerdirected by... More

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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25

Run time

90 Minutes

Venue

2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Need to know

Featuring a bar and dancing in the performance space.
This show features glitter.

 

Access

Accessibilty
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Large Print Programs

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