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Filament Theatre opens season with 'The Snow Queen'

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Filament Theatre for the last seven years has made Portage Park its home, it has become a anchor business in the productive Six Corners Business District. Over three years ago they signed a lease for the storefront at 4041 N. Milwaukee; with the encouragement and help of Ald. John Arena and Arts Alive 45, with the vision of becoming a factor with the neighborhoods theatre and art audience; as well as the global theatre industry.

For the last few months the Filament Theatre has been working on putting together a diverse, multi-talented ensemble of performers and are now preparing to open their first full production in their new space. The winter 2014 season will open on January 17, 2014 – February 9, 2014, with “The Snow Queen;” an old Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale that has been adapted by Tyler J. Monroe and directed by Allegra Libonati. “The Snow Queen” is a charming story of courage and the power of real friendship as Gerda embarks on a journey across the North Pole to save her friend Kai from the wicked Snow Queen.

Tickets are $20, but as a special thank you to the community, Filament is offering half price tickets to residents. The get your half price tickets, go to the Filament website, select your show time, and enter the promo code “arena.”