Forts! Build Your Own Adventure | Filament Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Feb. 11 2018

Filament Theatre’s latest kids' feature is a "world of play and creation" with theatrical elements. Think of it as a charmingly designed play space inhabited by roving actor guides giving kids tools to fuel their imaginations. My five-year-old nephew was uncharacteristically speechless upon entering the theater, which was packed to the ceiling with cardboard boxes, not to mention couches, pillows, and twinkling lights. With only two rules—be safe and be kind—it was up to us to begin creating our own experience from the materials at hand. My nephew settled on a massive washer-dryer box as the base of his fort. Full disclosure: I spent most of my time inside that box, but he thoroughly enjoyed holding me hostage and making shadow puppets with the distributed flashlights. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $6

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