Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to Return to Neo-Futurist Theater, 1/26-3/30
Barrel of Monkeys will bring back the popular Sunday matinees series of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA playing January 26 - March 30, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Then, it's "March Monkey Madness" with two weekly performances from March 2 - 31, 2013 when Monday evening performances resume! THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA is conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Clever and funny - touching and poignant - the collection of short sketches are equally entertaining for both adults and children. The line-up changes each week by audience vote - so no two shows are ever the same. For tickets, reservations and information visit www.barrelofmonkeys.org or call (312) 409-1954.
Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble now in its 16th season, conducts creative writing workshops with 3rd through 5th grade students in underserved Chicago Public Schools. The ensemble of actor-educators then turns their stories and words into professionally-performed theater, presented both in-school and for the general public through its revues. Barrel of Monkeys annually performs more than 300 student-written stories for the students in their schools and 175 stories on the stage for the general public.
Barrel of Monkeys' CHICAGO'S WEIRD, GRANDMA (featuring weekly guest artists and companies) plays from October 28 - December 2, 2013 and THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (featuring an array of holiday themed favorites) plays December 9, 2013 - January 13, 2014.