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Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Mondays at 8 pm (plus special weekend performances) from December 10 - December 22, 2018 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. The press opening is Monday, December 17 at 8 pm.

Barrel of Monkeys' beloved holiday special returns with a mix of classic stories from the That's Weird, Grandma repertoire alongside brand new sketches and songs. Make That's Weird, Grandma your family's newest holiday tradition!

The cast includes Noah Appelbaum, Maeli Goren, Jordan Harris, Barry Irving, Meredith Milliron, Oly Oxinfry, Kayla Pulley, Mary Tildenand Raquel Torre.

Now in its eighteenth year, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA features adaptations of stories written during Barrel of Monkeys' creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools. BOM's ensemble of professional actors, comedians and musicians bring the young authors' stories to life as raucous sketches, songs and movement pieces, performing first for students in their schools and then for the public. These stories - from hilarious dialogues between unlikely characters to poignant pleas for social change - resonate with adults while celebrating the imaginations of young people. Every week brings a new line-up of stories, and BOM invites audiences to vote on their favorites at each performance.

Photo Credit: Evan Hanover

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Kayla Pulley, Stewart Romeo, Meredith Milliron and Raquel Torre

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Brandon Cloyd, Raquel Torre and Oly Oxinfry

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Ashley Bland, Raquel Torre, Brandon Cloyd and Oly Oxinfry

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Oly Oxinfry and Brandon Cloyd

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Stewart Romeo, Meredith Milliron, Brandon Cloyd, Barry Irving and Kayla Pulley

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Oly Oxinfry, Noah Appelbaum, Barry Irving, Ashley Bland and Kayla Pulley

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Kayla Pulley with (back, l to r) Raquel Torre, Ashley Bland, Oly Oxinfry and Brandon Cloyd

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Barry Irving, Kayla Pulley, Ashley Bland and Stewart Romeo

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
Meredith Milliron



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