Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Filament Theatre Presents FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure Through March 10, 2019

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Filament Theatre presents 
“FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure”
Conceived by Julie Ritchey

Through March 10, 2019
Sensory-friendly performance on 2/23

Adult only nights on 1/12, 2/9, & 3/9 

It's no myth that packing boxes can be much more fun than what they contained. Here at ChiIL Mama, we love the creative possibilities in Filament Theatre’s hit immersive play experience for families, FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure. Check it out! There's limitless potential for family friendly fun in this unique space. 

Filament Theatre’s hit immersive play experience for families, FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure, returns January 5 - March 10, 2019 to Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Conceived by Filament Theatre artistic director Julie Ritchey, FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure welcomes families to build, imagine and play together in an interactive playspace. Single tickets and birthday packages are now available at www.filamenttheatre.org

The Experience:
Enter a world of play and creation as Filament Theatre transforms into a playspace for children and parents to build new worlds. Using cardboard boxes, sheets, clotheslines and more, families build adventures of their own devising. With theatrical design elements of sound and lights working together to support creative play, families are swept away in the adventure! Instructions will be available in both Spanish & Polish.

The production team for FORTS includes Eleanor Kahn (space designer), Jeffrey Levin (sound designer), and Carley Walker (lighting design).
Sensory-friendly Performance: Filament Theatre offers a sensory-friendly performance of FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure on Saturday, February 23 @ 11am. This performance is reserved specifically for families who have at least one member with sensory sensitivities. Tickets are now available at www.filamenttheatre.org/forts.

Adult Night:
Due to popular demand, Filament has adapted this family experience into a BYOB adults only night for adults looking to reconnect with their inner child! Adult nights will be held on January 12, February 9, and March 9 @ 8pm. Tickets are available at www.filamenttheatre.org/forts.

FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure received its world premiere at Filament Theatre in 2018.

Location: Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave in Chicago

Performance run: Saturday, January 6 - Sunday, March 10, 2019
Press Performances: Sunday, January 6 @ 3pm and Sunday, January 13 @ 3pm
Curtain Times: Saturday and Sunday @ 1pm / 3pm
Private parties can be booked on Saturday/Sunday mornings at 11am
Additional performances will be held on Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 21 @ 11am) and Presidents Day ( February 18 @ 11am).

Adult Nights: January 12, February 9, and March 9 @ 8pm.

Ticket Prices: Parent-child pair ticket: $18. Additional tickets: $8. (Price includes all ticketing fees). Tickets are now available at www.filamenttheatre.org. For questions call the Filament Theatre office at (773) 270-1660.

About Filament Theatre:
Filament Theatre creates immersive and site-specific theatre that inspires, empowers, and activates young people and their communities. Filament envisions a future in which the leaders of tomorrow approach others with radical empathy, serving as ambassadors for their communities and stewards of the Earth. The company’s staff is comprised of Julie Ritchey (Artistic Director) and Christian Libonati (Managing Director).

Filament Theatre’s programs are supported in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Art Council, the MacArthur Foundation, the Saints, and Wintrust Community Banks. For additional information visit www.filamenttheatre.org

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