In the early 1800s, a development in lighting technology revolutionized the way theatrical stages were lit. Quicklime, burned at a blazing temperature of more than 4500 degrees F and focused through a thick glass lens, bathed any scene in an intense white glow. For the first time, plays could simulate sunlight, and individual performers could be highlighted. This powerful new technology’s name soon became synonymous with fame and public attention.
LIMELIGHT brings speakers from a wide range of cultural pursuits and a broad palette of experiences to Tampa Bay to share their stories with our community on our historic stage.
This series is presented by the Vinik Family Foundation. Support for the series is provided by the Triad Foundation; Sabal Trust; Film Tampa Bay; Visit Tampa Bay; the DeBartolo Family Foundation; Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A.; and Oxford Exchange. Media consideration is provided by the Tampa Bay Business Journal; Tampa Bay METRO magazine; 83 Degrees Media; WEDU-PBS; WUSF Public Media; United Cities Productions; Sports Talk Florida; and News Talk Florida.
Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Ian, the Limelight speaker’s event with Dr. Mae Jemison on Friday, Sept. 30 will be postponed to a later date. Ticket holders who purchased from Tampa Theatre’s online…