Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION, Running 9/8-10/6

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Summer may be winding down, but the fun doesn't have to end as Barrel of Monkeys presents the Back To School Edition of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan, playing Mondays at 8 pm from September 8 - October 6, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show!

The new school year brings plenty of new stories -- all 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 adults and children. The line-up changes each week by audience vote, so no two shows are ever the same.

Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble now in its 18th 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.

For tickets, reservations and information visit www.barrelofmonkeys.org or call (312) 409-1954. The press performance is Monday, September 15 at 8 pm.

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION, Running 9/8-10/6
Barrel of Monkeys company members perform THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION, Running 9/8-10/6
Barrel of Monkeys company members Rachel Wilson and Brandon Cloyd perform ''Monkeys Are Smart''.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION, Running 9/8-10/6
Barrel of Monkeys company members Caleb Probst, Elizabeth Levy and Jeff Trainor perform ''Piranhas Should Not Exist''.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION, Running 9/8-10/6
Barrel of Monkeys company members perform ''I Think People Should Not Kiss''.

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