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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

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Asolo Repertory Theatre’s IllumiNation is a series of performances and events promoting cross-cultural conversations in the community. Held during select Tuesday and Saturday performances throughout the 2016-17 season, IllumiNation events begin one hour prior to curtain with a reception on the mezzanine, continue with the performance, and conclude with a moderated panel discussion where audience members can further explore the topical and social issues that they have just seen played out on stage.

The series aims to engage audiences that reflect not only the dynamic and diverse characters on stage but also the Sarasota and Bradenton communities as a whole and to promote open cross-cultural conversations. Many of Asolo Rep's 2016-17 season productions focus on topics that have a direct impact on the African-American and Latino communities and feature an infusion of actors and characters of diverse ethnicities. In order to effectively reach these audiences, Asolo Rep is working closely with an IllumiNation Advisory Committee, comprised of community pillars who are committed to broadening the diversity of the theatre. New College of Florida will serve as a project partner for the series and will also help to develop Asolo Rep's public programming throughout the season.

“As we enter the fifth season of our American Character Project and the ongoing exploration of who we are as a nation, this powerful initiative gives us the opportunity to look at some of the most challenging and enduring questions we face as Americans today," said Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards. “Our stage reflects a vivid cross section of the American people, and it is our goal for our audiences and the conversations surrounding the work to also encompass these diverse perspectives."

3-Play and 4-Play Series ticket packages are available now IllumiNation events and begin at $135. The pre-performance reception is free for series ticket package holders and $10 for ticket holders to that evening's performance. Asolo Rep subscribers are welcome to change their performance dates to the IllumiNation Series dates and pay the additional $10 fee for the pre-show reception. The post-performance discussion is free and open to all. 

Choose all 4 Plays

Section A Seating: $225
Section B Seating: $175


Choose 3 Plays:
Section A Seating: $175
Section B Seating: $135

IllumiNation Package:  
Section A Seating: $175
Section B Seating: $135

The IllumiNation series is sponsored by Morton's Gourmet Market & Catering.
 
2016-17 IllumiNation Series

The Originalist
By John Strand
Directed by Molly Smith
Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30pm
Pre-show reception and a post-show discussion will be held on Asolo Rep's Mezzanine
Performance will be held in the Mertz Theatre

The Great Society
By Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
Based on the original production directed by Bill Rauch
Saturday, February 11 at 1:00pm
Pre-show reception and a post-show discussion will be held on Asolo Rep's Mezzanine
Performance will be held in the Mertz Theatre

The Little Foxes
By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Frank Galati
Saturday, April 8 at 1:00pm 
Pre-show reception and a post-show discussion will be held on Asolo Rep's Mezzanine
Performance will be held in the Mertz Theatre 

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
By Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by Jen Wineman
Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30pm
Pre-show reception and a post-show discussion will be held on Asolo Rep's Mezzanine
Performance will be held in the Cook Theatre