Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Will Ring In The Holidays At The Neo-Futurist Theater

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 to date includes: Noah Appelbaum, Ashley Bland, Meredith Milliron, Deanna Myers, and Mary Tilden. Additional casting to be announced.

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 teaching artists guide 3rd through 5th graders through a six-week curriculum that uses theater to bring out the storyteller in every child. Afterward, 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.

The stories in THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA resonate with adults while celebrating the imaginations of young people. Rotating themes highlight the diversity of stories BOM students concoct, from hilarious dialogues between unlikely characters to poignant pleas for social change. 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

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