Barrel of Monkeys' THE BIG PROM Fundraiser Set for 3/29 at The Drucker Center

Guests hit the dance floor at Barrel of Monkeys’ annual
fundraiser THE BIG PROM. Photo by Dean Ponce.

Guaranteed to be an improvement to your best (or worst) night of high school, Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present its annual fundraising event THE BIG PROM on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton Ave. in Chicago.

This year's theme, "Space Horses in Space," comes from a student-written story that will be performed at the Prom. Embracing this playful theme, the event will include adult beverages and light appetizers, a live band, dancing, a raffle and silent auction, a space horse-themed photo booth, a king and queen crowning ceremony, activities with company members and more!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at

The BIG PROM supports Barrel of Monkeys' creative writing residencies and performances in Chicago Public Elementary Schools and the Chicago Park District.

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.

THE BIG PROM: Space Horses In Space is set for Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 7 - 11 pm at The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton Ave. in Chicago. Tickets: $50 individual ticket; $75 for Fancy Schmancy ticket (includes signature cocktail and commemorative cup); $750 for table of ten. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at

About Barrel of Monkeys: Since Barrel of Monkeys' inception in 1997 it has worked in 57 Chicago Public Schools. More than 7,000 lower-income elementary school students have participated in the Barrel of Monkeys programs that provide a rare opportunity for creative expression and build literacy skills, self-esteem and confidence in student ideas and abilities.

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