In The Grove | Filament Theatre

A free bilingual nature experience now playing in Eggers Grove!

Welcome to the Grove, where plants and creatures and children all grow together. Through songs, play, and story, little ones and their grown-ups will discover the forest around them and learn how we are all connected.

With original script, songs, and design Inspired by the ecology of Chicago’s Southeastern Wetlands, In The Grove is a Filament Theatre original play for the very young made in partnership and collaboration with Friends of the Forest Preserves.

in the grove

Co-created by Eleanor Kahn, Katie Norregaard, and Julie Ritchey

Cost: FREE! Advanced registration not required but recommended as space is limited. Audiences are encouraged to come as often as they’d like.

Ages: Intended for toddlers (18 months to 3 years) and their caregivers

When: Saturdays at 10:00am, June 3-17, 2023

Where: Eggers Grove Forest Preserve, Grove #2, 11251-11249 S Ave B, Chicago, IL 60617

Run time: 45 minute performance with guided nature play before and after. We recommend planning for a 75-90 minute outing. 


A featured artwork for E(art)h Chicago!

In the Grove is one of only twelve artworks selected for the E(art)h Chicago Festival. It is the only piece of theatre selected for the city-wide festival! 

E(art)h Chicago, pronounced “Earth Art Chicago”, harnesses the power of art as a means to incite social change. They’re on a mission is to fund art projects that connect chicagoans to our planet and each other – nurturing urgency, hope, and action on climate change & the environment through art.

Filament Theatre is honored to have been selected to participate in this cohort of artists, community activists, and creators! Thank you to everyone at E(art)h Chicago!

$15 for 15

For our 15 year anniversary, we’re making the pledge to never charge more than $15 per person to any public performances in our 22/23 season! Please consider matching us in this pledge by donating $15 or more to help us celebrate 15 years of affordable, accessible, and inventive fun at Filament! 

in the grove was made possible through these amazing partnerships! 
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