Back by popular demand after a sold out 2010 engagement, and as filthy as ever, filmmaker, author, actor
and cult icon John Waters returns to the Harris Theater to perform “This Filthy World.” Waters is known for
his films Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Cecil B. DeMented and A Dirty Shame.

The legendary Waters returns with a totally new rapid-fire evening at the Harris Theater. “This Filthy World”
is Waters’ irreverent one-man act, in which he regales the audience with his film career and joyously appalling
taste. Updated and expanded from the original film version by the same name, the man affectionately known as “The Pope of Trash” presents this hilarious evening focusing on his early negative influences, fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, extremes of the art world, Catholicism, sexual deviancy and his love of reading. As Waters says, “Life is nothing if you’re not obsessed!”


ON SALE NOW!  An exclusive after party benefit on the Harris stage with acclaimed cult filmmaker, John Waters!

After party immediately follows the performance on May 21.  Tickets are $100 per person.  Only 100 tickets available for the after party.  Dinner and specialty cocktails provided.

Purchase tickets by calling the Harris Theater Box Office at 312.334.7777

Specialty cocktails at the after party provided by Angel’s Envy.

All proceeds of the after party support local companies who perform at the Theater, national and international companies through the Harris Theater Presents Series, and community engagement programs.

Sponsors for This Event

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Presenting Sponsor

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