Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the HolidaysPhoto Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - 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.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Will Ring In The Holidays At The Neo-Futurist TheaterPhoto Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Will Ring In The Holidays At The Neo-Futurist Theater
by BWW News Desk - 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 (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New StoriesPhoto Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories
by BWW News Desk - 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.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: HOLIDAY STORIESPhoto Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: HOLIDAY STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories, a festive line-up of sketches and songs 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 - now through December 23, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Monday, December 11 at 8 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Barrel Of Monkeys' presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday StoriesBarrel Of Monkeys' presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories, a festive line-up of sketches and songs 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. The press opening is Monday, December 11, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents KIDS WRITE IT: 20 YEARS OF INTERGENERATIONAL STORYTELLING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates its 20th anniversary of arts education in Chicago Public Schools with a special one-night-only event: KIDS WRITE IT: 20 YEARS OF INTERGENERATIONAL STORYTELLING, featuring student-written stories from each of its 20 years, performed by the company's talented team of actor-educators, directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach and co-directed by Co-Founder/Former Artistic Director Halena Kays. KIDS WRITE IT will be held on Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 pm at The Athenaeum Theatre Main Stage, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.athenaeumtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Return of the Winter Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to bring back its popular weekend matinees with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Revenge of the Winter Matinees, playing Sundays at 2 pm from January 8 - 29, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Bring the entire family to escape the winter doldrums at this line-up of safe, funny, heart-warming and perfectly weird stories written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or call (773) 506-7140. The press performance is Sunday, January 15 at 2 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Launches 20th Anniversary Season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Student-written stories inspired by politics, government, social change and the 2016 election will take center stage as Barrel of Monkeys kicks off its 20th anniversary season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: It Came from the Voting Booth, directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Barrel of Monkeys' CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Barrel of Monkeys, in collaboration with The University of Chicago Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, invites you to join student-authors, their classmates, family 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 2015-2016 season. Scroll down for photos from the 2015 edition! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Barrel of Monkeys' CELEBRATION OF AUTHORS Set for June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Barrel of Monkeys, in collaboration with The University of Chicago Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, invites you to join student-authors, their classmates, family 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 2015-2016 season. Scroll down for photos from the 2015 edition! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog's ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN, Premiering Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Strawdog Theatre Company's second production in its 2015 - 2016 Hugen Hall season is the world premiere of ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN, adapted by Forks and Hope and based on Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Foresters, running now through December 29, directed by Matt Pierce at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. The show opens tonight, November 30, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere of ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

 Strawdog Theatre Company, Artistic Director Hank Boland and Hugen Hall Artistic Director Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the second production in their 2015 - 2016 Hugen Hall season, the world premiere of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, adapted by Forks and Hope and based on Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Foresters, November 28 - December 29, directed by Matt Pierce at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Back To School
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

 The summer fun never has to end! Barrel of Monkeys ushers in the school year with its revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Back To School, directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach, playing Mondays at 8 pm from August 17 - September 7, 2015 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. For tickets, reservations and information visit www.barrelofmonkeys.org or call (312) 409-1954. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Barrel of Monkeys will present THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE MUSICAL, an all-musical revue featuring stories conceived and written by Chicago Public School students, adapted into songs by Barrel of Monkeys talented team of composers and directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach. (more...)

Her Story Theater Presents SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Her Story Theater's Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, premieres today, October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014 at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. (more...)

Her Story Theater to Present SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, 10/16-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Her Story Theater's Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, premieres October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014 at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story-the 'demand' side and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Back To School Edition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Summer may be winding down, but the fun doesn't have to end as Barrel of Monkeys presents the Back To School Edition of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, directed by Matt Miller, playing Mondays at 8 pm from September 8 - October 6, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The new school year brings plenty of new stories - all 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 are equally entertaining for adults and children. The line-up changes each week by audience vote, so no two shows are ever the same. For tickets, reservations and information visit www.barrelofmonkeys.org or call (312) 409-1954. The press performance is Monday, September 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION, Running 9/8-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Summer may be winding down, but the fun doesn't have to end as Barrel of Monkeys presents the Back To School Edition of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan, playing Mondays at 8 pm from September 8 - October 6, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's HENRY V
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's epic Henry V, directed by celebrated British director Christopher Luscombe in his Chicago debut. In a rousing finale to the 2014 season, the play that inaugurated Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 1986 on the rooftop of Lincoln Park's Red Lion Pub comes to the Courtyard Theater for the first time. Shakespeare's powerful history play explores the consequences of war and the capacity of language to inspire and transform. Leading the troops as the charismatic, young monarch is Harry Judge in the titular role. Henry V will be performed in CST's Courtyard Theater April 29 through June 15, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BARREL OF MONKEYS' THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA Spring Edition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to spring into THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, the newest iteration of its long-running, critically acclaimed revue, directed by Molly Brennan, playing Mondays at 8 pm from April 7 - May 12, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the spring edition below! (more...)

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