In Times of War
Almost Done, Reunion,
Dark Pony
The House Of Blue Leaves
Golf
Arrangement For Two Violas
The Age Of Cynicism
-or- Karaoke At The Hog
WASP and Excerpts
from Cruel Shoes
Us or Them
Soft Target
Eric La Rue
The Clowny Plays
Book Of Mercy
The Liquid Moon
The Last Barbecue
Descent (A Darwinian Comedy)
I Came To New York To Write

THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES

QUOTES, AWARDS & REVIEWS
"her best local work to date… Filmer holds her very impressive production on the right side of credibility, deftly directing gobs of farcical action involving nuns on the top of furniture and maintaining the necessary tension between pain and amusement"
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

"Ann Filmer's blistering production -- cast to perfection, and bruising in its roller-coaster ride from the comically manic to the sadistically pitch black -- is revelatory… This is the first time the play's poetic title really hit home. Highly Recommended"
– Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

"The trick is to make the play both achingly funny and painfully real. This production succeeds, hilariously. Director Ann Filmer's five-star revival for Shattered Globe Theatre erupts in a kind of comic fever; the consummate cast never drops the energy or condescends to the neurotically needy characters… Highly Recommended"
– Lawrence Bommer, Chicago Reader

"The exceptional cast trips lightly during the play's frantic, slapstick scenes and treads softly during its somber moments thanks to director Ann Filmer. This production crackles."
– Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald

"Any successful presentation of The House of Blue Leaves begins with the director, who must meld the wildly disparate elements in the play into something resembling a coherent whole… director Ann Filmer weaves the play's zaniness, absurdism, and tragedy into a seamless unity."
– Dan Zeff Copley, News Service

"It's a compliment to director Ann Filmer that her well-cast, well-paced and worthy revival of this thirty-five year-old tragicomedy allows one to not only laugh carelessly but also to think carefully… a funny yet also a surprisingly darker production than I would have ever expected, and it1s also emotionally richer for it."
– Fabrizio O. Almeida, New City

"What hasn't changed since its premiere is the problem of keeping the screwball action from dissolving into the same frenetic chaos it depicts. Fortunately, this Shattered Globe production has at its helm Ann Filmer."
– Mary Shen Barnidge
, Windy City Times

"Director Ann Filmer has her players oozing every terrific moment in a highly theatrical production that quickly engages us into the wild world of 1965… Shattered Globe has set the bar quite high with this fabulous production. What a wonderful night of theatre!"
– Tom Williams, Chicago Critic.com


• JEFF RECOMMENDED

FEATURING:
Josh Bonifas, Kurt Chiang, Peter DeFaria, Jacquelyn Flaherty, Gwynn Fulcher, Heather Graff, Ann James, Doug McDade, Eileen Niccolai, Linda Reiter, Kevin Viol

DESIGNS BY:
Arow Blackdragon, Kevin Hagan, Shelly Strasser-Holland,
Joshua Horvath, Cybele Moon, Musical direction by Edward Reardon, Dialect direction by Clare Hane

by John Guare
directed by Ann Filmer
Jan 8 – Mar 5, 2006

Shattered Globe
Theatre @ Victory Gardens
Chicago, IL
shatteredglobe.org
Contact Ann Filmer: ann@annfilmer.com or (708) 795-6704 ext 105 ©2005 Ann Filmer