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 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! 

Groups & VIP Parties

Make the night an experience you will never forget!  Throughout the night an on-site concierge will be making sure your evening goes perfectly.Click for more info.

Queen Nights

Once a month The Donkey Show's glittery world gets a little more glitter with Queen Night! The Queens will be in the disco booth and all over the dance floor shaking their groove thang before and during the show, and highlighted by a disco diva inspired performance.

May 10 — Camille Yen
June 7 — Phaedra Phaded

 

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

 

 
“A fantastical disco party. . . . Even the stodgiest of theater patrons will be shaking their groove thangs.”
Boston Metro
“This energetic marriage of disco, Dream, and Tijuana tourist entertainment may be the most alive, immersive piece of theater I've ever been dunked in. . . . Whatever Puck is pushing, the love juice in Shakespeare's little western flower is less cocaine than pure adrenaline.”
Boston Phoenix

From the moment you enter the doors of Oberon on the edge of Harvard Square, you can sense the innovation -- part nightclub, part burlesque cabaret. More

On the fringe of Harvard Square, OBERON is the hottest new destination for club theater. Diane Paulus refers to OBERON as the "second stage of the twenty-first century." More

Theatermania: A.R.T.'s new artistic director Diane Paulus is committed to moving theater forward and challenging audiences. More

The Donkey Show is "the most alive, immersive piece of theater I've ever been dunked in. . . . Whatever Puck is pushing, the love juice in Shakespeare's little western flower is less cocaine than pure adrenaline." - Boston Phoenix More

Listen to WBUR's Andrea Shea interview Diane Paulus and watch a WBUR video of The Donkey Show More

Video: NECN Style Boston's Terri Stanley talks to Diane Paulus about The Donkey Show. More

"With The Donkey Show, Diane Paulus has changed the face of A.R.T. in one fell swoop. . . . It's a great night out. - Boston Herald More

Boston Globe review of The Donkey Show: "Visceral. . . . Riveting. . . . It goes over the top, and then just keeps going, taking us with it.." More

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

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Press Releases

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

Venue Map

Need to know

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

 

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs

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