From the Circle: Remembering the Earth Through Folk Tales | Den Theatre | Spoken Word/Poetry Slams/Open Mikes | Chicago Reader
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From the Circle: Remembering the Earth Through Folk Tales 

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 13 2011
Price: $5-$25
Ecology is the inspiration behind Filament Theatre Ensemble's series of life-cycle-centered folk tales, presented in ritualistic, movement-based vignettes. The company makes great efforts to live up to its message (every aspect of the production conforms to a zero-waste "cradle-to-cradle" model) and even greater efforts to make sure you don't leave without knowing it. Their admirable mission generates mostly inspiring theater; if it weren't for the sincerity and optimism of the four performers, the hour-long show would be downright hokey. Another half hour and the piece might slip into peyote-trip territory. --Dan Jakes

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