Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories, a festive line-up of stories written by kids and inspired by the holidays, winter, elves, gift-giving and much more! THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories will play Mondays at 8 pm - plus a special weekend of added holiday performances - from December 4 - December 23, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA features stories conceived and written by Chicago elementary school students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140.

Clever and funny - touching and poignant - the collection of short sketches and songs featured in THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA is equally entertaining for adults and children. The line-up of the long-running, critically-acclaimed revue 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 21th 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 poems into professionally performed theater, presented both in-school and for the general public through its revues. Barrel of Monkeys annually performs more than 300 stories for the students in their schools and 175 stories on the stage for the general public.

Photo by Evan Hanover.

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Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
(left to right) Barrel of Monkeys company members Kate Staiger, Mary Tilden, Brandon Cloyd, Nick Hart and Spencer Meeks perform “Santa’s Mean Day� in THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
(left to right) Barrel of Monkeys company members Deanna Myers, Mary Tilden and Brandon Cloyd perform “The Marshmallow� in THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
(pictured) Barrel of Monkeys company member Deanna Myers performs “Santa’s Mean Day� in THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
(left to right) Barrel of Monkeys company members Spencer Meeks and ELisa Carlson perform “The Serious Day� in THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: The Holiday Special Returns. Photo by Evan Hanover.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
(left to right) Barrel of Monkeys company members Spencer Meeks and Deanna Myers perform "The Time We Had a Snowball Fight" in THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA. Photo by Evan Hanover.




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