Filter Theatre's

Twelfth Night

March 1 - 13, 2016

in association with the
Royal Shakespeare Company
Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare
A World's Stage Production from
the United Kingdom
by William Shakespeare
directed by Sean Holmes
music & sound by Tom Haines & Ross Hughes

Critical Acclaim

An interactive, party-like experience...with plenty of funky live music. Filter has some deconstructed fun with our expectations of how we hear Shakespearean language.”

“That Shakespeare really knew how to party. Filter specializes in eliciting the immediacy and bounce from classic texts... and there were clearly plenty of Shakespeare fans, young and old, in the house, ready to shout the conclusion to a line or answer a quiz question.”

Filter Theatre has created an abundantly joyous party of a production... this is a shindig you don’t want to miss. We’ve seen Twelfth Night at least half a dozen times over the past decade, but never with the energy and full-throttle hedonism that director Sean Holmes brings to Chicago Shakespeare’s presentation of the U.K. production. Filter’s frenzied Twelfth Night is inarguably worth both your time and the cost of a ticket.”

“Rock-and-roll Shakespeare’s a blast, Filter as a company is blessed with wit, style and a touch of magic....succeeds in tapping into the rich vein of melancholy that makes this comedy so special.”

Puts the fun back into Twelfth Night and allows us to become participants in a feast of misrule...This company's blend of sonic virtuosity and physical exuberance perfectly fits a music-filled comedy that deals with the rapture of young love.” 

This is one hell of a way to encounter Shakespeare.”

Exceptional and creative version of the comedy of mistaken identity.”

One of Britain's best and boldest devising companies."



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