Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a line-up full of brand new stories at THAT''S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Summer Block Party, directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 8 - August 10, 2015 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Throughout the summer months, Barrel of Monkeys will premiere stories from the 2014-15 school year - all conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. For tickets, reservations and information visit www.barrelofmonkeys.org or call (312) 409-1954. The press performance is Monday, June 15 at 8 pm.

Clever and funny - touching and poignant - the collection of short sketches featured in THAT''S WEIRD, GRANDMA are equally entertaining for adults and children. The line-up in the long running, critically acclaimed revue change 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.

Photo by Evan Hanover

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Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
DonNell Williams, Deanna Myers, Nancy Casas, Kassi Bleifuss and Nick Hart

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Deanna Myers, Kassi Bleifuss, Rawson Vint and Rachel Wilson

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Kassi Bleifuss & Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Rachel Wilson, Rawson Vint, Nick Hart and Deanna Myers

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Deanna Myers, Rawson Vint, Rachel Wilson and Kassi Bleifuss

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: SUMMER BLOCK PARTY
Kassi Bleifuss, DonNell Williams and Deanna Myers

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