Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL RETURNS

By: Sep. 27, 2016
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Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: The Holiday Special Returns, a line-up of student-written stories inspired by the holidays, winter, elves, gift-giving and more, playing December 4 - 26, 2016 (Sunday at 2 pm & Mondays at 8 pm) at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The press performance is Monday, December 5 at 8 pm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show!

Directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: The Holiday Special Returns features stories conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members.

Clever and funny - touching and poignant - the collection of short sketches 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 20th 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.

For tickets, reservations and information visit www.barrelofmonkeys.org or call (773) 506-7140.

Photo Credit: Michelle Alba

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL RETURNS
Barrel of Monkeys company members Brandon Cloyd, Linsey Falls, Nick Hart and Ashley Bland perform 'The Marshmallow' in in THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL RETURNS
Victoria Golden, Diana Lawrence, Rawson Vint, Rachel Wilson and Deanna Myers

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL RETURNS
Nick Hart, Tai Palmgren, Gwen Tulin and Zoe Schwartz

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL RETURNS
David Pintor, Laura McKenzie, Joseph Schupbach, Dan Rumney and Taylor Bibat



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