Donkey Show’s 800th Performance

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018
Contact: Rebecca Curtiss  617.496.2000 x8841 | 617.872.8254


Cambridge, MA — The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is pleased to announce that A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus hit production The Donkey Show will celebrate its 800th performance on June 2, 2018 at 10:30PM. To mark the occasion, A.R.T. is offering 80 dance floor tickets for just $10 each at performances throughout the month of June, subject to availability. Discounted tickets will be available for purchase beginning May 18.

Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus’ celebrated smash hit continues its ninth season at OBERON with performances every Saturday night, delivering 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. The glitter-filled party rages on the dance floor to all the best 70s hits as the show unfolds around the audience. After the show, the party continues into the night so you can live out your own disco fever fantasy.

Through the years, The Donkey Show has:

  • Entertained more than 144,000 audience members
  • Grooved with more than 175 local cast and crew members
  • Dropped more than 400,000 butterflies

Purchase tickets online here, by phone at 617-547-8300, or in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge), and an hour before each performance at OBERON (2 Arrow Street, Cambridge).

Diane Paulus (Director) is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Paulus is the 2013 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical (Pippin). At A.R.T., she has directed the world premiere musical Jagged Little Pill(playing now through July 15) Claudia Rankine’s The White Card, Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the World, Waitress (currently on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater and on US National Tour), Crossing (a new American opera with music and libretto by Matt Aucoin, recently also at BAM), Finding Neverland, Witness Uganda, Pippin(Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director), The Gershwins Porgy and Bess(Tony Award, Best Revival, NAACP Award, Best Direction), Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots Opera, Best of Both Worlds, Johnny Baseball, and The Donkey Show. Her other recent work includes Cirque du Soleil’sAmaluna, currently on tour in South America, Invisible Thread at Second Stage, The Public Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway and London’s West End. As an opera director, her credits include The Magic Flute, the complete Monteverdi cycle, and the trio of Mozart-Da Ponte operas, among others. Diane is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department. She was selected as one of Boston’s most influential people by Boston magazine in 2018, Varietys “Trailblazing Women in Entertainment for 2014,” and Boston Magazines “50 Thought Leaders of 2014.”


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