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IllumiNation Series

Asolo Repertory Theatre’s IllumiNation is a series of performances and events promoting cross-cultural conversations in the community.

Held during select Wednesday and Saturday performances throughout the 2018-19 season, IllumiNation events begin one hour prior to curtain with a reception on the mezzanine, continue with the performance, and conclude with a community conversation where audience members can further explore the social issues that they have just seen played out on stage.

With the goal of supporting, listening and responding to the evolving needs of our theatre and shared community, the IllumiNation Series explores the topical and social themes threaded through the theatrical season. Asolo Rep’s 2018-19 series will feature four plays that examine issues of race, gender, identity and cultural intersection: The Crucible, A Doll’s House Part 2Sweat,  and The Cake.

The series aims to engage audiences that reflect the Sarasota and Bradenton communities as a whole, and to promote open cross-cultural conversations. 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.

IllumiNation Package Prices

3 Play Package

  • Section A: $204 ($68 per ticket)
  • Section B: $159 ($53 per ticket)
  • Section C: $102 ($34 per ticket)
  • Section D: $72   ($24 per ticket)


For each IllumiNation performance, a block of seats will be held in the mezzanine and balcony for PAY WHAT YOU CAN (minimum of $5 per ticket). 

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. All ticket-holders for the IllumiNation date performances may attend the pre-show reception for an additional $10 fee. Please contact the box office directly at 941-351-8000. The post-performance discussion is free and open to all.


IllumiNation Series is made possible, in part, with support from