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‘The Republic’: Where The Audience Shapes The Story


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An immersive theatre show. An attraction. A real-life role-playing video game. It’s hard to describe “The Republic,” a 90-minute interactive entertainment experience that turns audience members into active participants whose choices shape the story.

Actors inhabit two dozen fully-designed rooms in the 18,000-square-foot Lake Ivanhoe warehouse that’s home to “The Republic.” They guide you through a fictional dystopian society on the brink of revolution. Along the way, you choose your side…and change the narrative.

This is The Republic’s first full weekend in operation, after an award-winning test run during last month’s Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. Creator Sarah Elger spoke with 90.7’s Nicole Creston about The Republic…starting with what makes it so difficult to define.


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Nicole Darden-Creston

About Nicole Darden-Creston

Morning Edition Host and Reporter

Nicole came to central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from national elections to local arts, from extraordinary hurricanes ... Read Full Bio »

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