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PlayMakers Laboratory to Present 25 YEARS OF STUDENTS' STORIES in December Photo PlayMakers Laboratory to Present 25 YEARS OF STUDENTS' STORIES in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022

PlayMakers Laboratory will celebrate its 25th anniversary of arts education in Chicago schools with 25 Years of Students’ Stories, two public performances featuring stories written by Chicago youth on Monday, December 5 at 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm at the Neo-Futurist Theater.

Cast and Crew Announced for A MIDSOMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Presented by Midsommer Flight Photo Cast and Crew Announced for A MIDSOMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Presented by Midsommer Flight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Full cast and crew have been announced for Midsommer Flight‚Äôs A MIDSUMMER NIGHT‚ÄôS DREAM, to be performed free in five Chicago Parks District parks from July 15 ‚Äď August 21. The company‚Äôs Founding Artistic Director Beth Wolf (she/her/hers), will direct the magical play.

Promethean Theatre Ensemble To Return With Shakespeare's RICHARD III At The Factory,  Photo Promethean Theatre Ensemble To Return With Shakespeare's RICHARD III At The Factory, May 12 ‚Ä" June 25
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022

Promethean Theatre Ensemble will return from its pandemic hiatus with a modern dress storefront production of Shakespeare's epic RICHARD III. The play will be directed by Steve Scott, an Artistic Associate with the Goodman Theatre, where he most recently directed VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE.

Invictus Theatre Company Announces RUINED Cast And Team Photo Invictus Theatre Company Announces RUINED Cast And Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022

Invictus Theatre Company today announced the full cast and production team for its production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning RUINED. Ebby Offord will direct the play, which will preview from February 17 to 20, in advance of the press opening on Monday, February 21, 2022, at 7:00 pm.

The Factory Theatre Holiday Special Returns Virtually Next Week Photo The Factory Theatre Holiday Special Returns Virtually Next Week
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2021

The Factory Theater,1623 W. Howard St., is pleased to announce the return of their annual Holiday Show available for viewing exclusively online.  The Factory Holiday Special consists of 4 all new performance pieces: Hamilton Beach 4/20 Special, All is Calm, There's Always Time, and Elf Slang for Murder.

Invictus Theatre Company Announces HAMLET Cast Photo Invictus Theatre Company Announces HAMLET Cast
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021

Invictus Theatre Company today announced casting for its production of Shakespeare's HAMLET, the opening production in its fifth season of plays. The popular tragedy will be performed October 21 through November 21, 2021 in the company's new venue at 1106 W. Thorndale Avenue in Edgewater (the space formerly known as The Frontier). Press opening is Monday, October 25 at 7:30 pm.

Cheryl Frazier, Michael Lewis and More to Star in Invictus Theatre's A RAISIN IN THE  Photo Cheryl Frazier, Michael Lewis and More to Star in Invictus Theatre's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020

Invictus Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for the second production of its first full season - the seminal American drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, by Lorraine Hansberry.

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Holiday Extravaga Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Holiday Extravaganza
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2019

Grandma is back with holiday classics and new family favorites as¬†PlayMakers Laboratory¬†(formerly Barrel of Monkeys) presents¬†THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Holiday Extravaganza, directed by Artistic Director¬†Brandon Cloyd,¬†playing¬†December 9 ‚Äď 21, 2019¬†at the¬†Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at¬†www.playmakerslab.org¬†or by calling (773) 506-7140.¬†

Photo Flash: First Look at THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating at the Neo-Fu Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating at the Neo-Futurist Theater
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with a spooky twist: THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from October 6 ‚Äď November 3, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.playmakerslab.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. The press opening is Sunday, October 13 at 3 pm.

PlayMaker's Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating Photo PlayMaker's Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to launch its 2019-20 season with a spooky twist: THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Goes Trick or Treating, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from October 6 a?" November 3, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing And  Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing And Dance
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys presents the annual all musical edition of its much-lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing and Dance, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm from May 3 - 25, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Presents Stories That Sing And Dance Photo Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Presents Stories That Sing And Dance
by Julie Musbach - Feb 19, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys presents the annual all musical edition of its much-lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Sing and Dance, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm from May 3 - 25, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2019

 Pop culture icons take center stage in the newest revue of Barrel of Monkeys' much lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories, directed by Company Member Mary Tilden, playing Sundays at 3 pm fromJanuary 20 - February 17, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available atwww.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. The press opening is Sunday, January 27 at 3 pm.

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories Runs Jan  Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories Runs Jan 20 - Feb 17 At Neo-Futurist Theater
by Julie Musbach - Dec 20, 2018

Pop culture icons take center stage in the newest revue of Barrel of Monkeys' much lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Star-Studded Stories, directed by Company Member Mary Tilden

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through D Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings In The Holidays Through December 22
by Julie Musbach - Dec 18, 2018

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.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2018

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. 

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Will Ring In The Holidays At Th Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Will Ring In The Holidays At The Neo-Futurist Theater
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

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

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 2, 2018

 Barrel of Monkeys proudly presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories, a line-up of all new stories written by Chicago elementary school students during the 2017-18 school year. Be among the first to experience the newest songs, sketches and dance pieces adapted from stories written by students in Barrel of Monkeys' creative writing workshops. Directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories will play Mondays at 8 pm from June 18 - July 16, 2018 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. 

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents Annual CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents Annual CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS
by A.A. Cristi - May 15, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to join student-authors, their classmates, families and educators for the annual CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS, featuring performances of student-written stories created at each of its partner schools and after-school program during the 2017-18 season. Performed by Barrel of Monkeys' ensemble of actors and musicians and directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, this FREE event takes place Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm (6:30 pm pre-show reception and activities, 7 pm curtain) at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. in Chicago. For reservations, please visit barrelofmonkeys.org/coa or call (773) 506-7140. Tickets are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Groove Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Groove
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories That Groove, the company's annual all-musical revue, directed by Eunice Woods, with music direction by Jon Schneidman, playing Mondays at 8 pm from March 12 - April 9, 2018 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. 

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