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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Filament Theatre Presents FORTS: Adult Night Every Saturday Night Jan 4, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020

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Filament Theatre’s hit immersive play experience, 
FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure, 
is back at Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. 

Participants in FORTS: Adult Night must be 21 or older. Performances are BYOB.

Photo Credit: Christian Libonati

As part of the performance offerings, Filament is offering FORTS: Adult Night, a version of the family friendly experience that is specifically for adults to reconnect with the imagination of their youth. FORTS: Adult Night welcomes adults into an environment that inspires good old fashioned play. Tickets are now available at

The Adult Night Experience:
Enter a world of play and creation as Filament Theatre transforms into a fort building fantasy. With towers of cardboard boxes, baskets of sheets, buckets of clothespins, adults step back into the imagination of their childhood. With theatrical design elements of sound and lights working together to inspire creativity, friends old and new are swept away in the adventure! 

The production team for FORTS includes Julie Ritchey (conceiver), Eleanor Kahn (space designer), Jeffrey Levin (sound designer), Carley Walker (lighting design), and Andrew Marikis (experience design).

FORTS: Adult Night Research Study
On Friday, January 24th @ 7:30pm Lisa Siciliano, doctoral student in Learning Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago will research how people learn through theatre and play at a performance of FORTS: Adult Night. Learn more about the study and how to participate here:

FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure
FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure is the family focused version of this experience. FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure is now playing Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm & 3pm and has been extended through February 23, 2020. Learn more about FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure here:

Chicago Theatre Week
FORTS: Build Your Own Adventure & Adult Night will be participating in Chicago Theatre Week. Chicago Theatre Week is an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago during which visitors and residents can access value-priced tickets. As a program of the League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with Choose Chicago, CTW is heading into its eighth year and will take place February 13-23, 2020. More than 100 theatre productions are expected to participate in neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs. Find more information at

FORTS: Adult Night Dates:
Performance run: January 4, 2020 to February 22, 2020. 
Curtain Times: Saturdays at 7:30pm
Important info: participants must be 21+
Adult Night Ticket Prices: $15. (Price includes all ticketing fees). 

Tickets are now available at For questions call the Filament Theatre office at (773) 270-1660.

To learn more about FORT: Build Your Own Adventure, visit

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, Wintrust Community Banks and more!

For additional information visit 

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