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PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Photo PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021

PlayMakers Laboratory will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its popular sketch comedy revue That's Weird, Grandma with a free digital special on Thursday, August 5 from 5:30 ‚Äď 7:30 pm. PML will host an in-person viewing party at The Annoyance¬†Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. (proof of vaccine required) in Chicago or guests may stream the show on Facebook Live.

PlayMakers Laboratory Presents STORIES UNDER THE SUN, Part Of Night Out In The Parks Photo PlayMakers Laboratory Presents STORIES UNDER THE SUN, Part Of Night Out In The Parks
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

PlayMakers Laboratory will present Stories Under the Sun, a series of free, family-friendly performances presented across the city this summer through the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks initiative.

WINDOW PLAYS, a Live Socially-Distant Theatre Project Opens Free to Public Photo WINDOW PLAYS, a Live Socially-Distant Theatre Project Opens Free to Public
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2021

Window Plays is an honest reflection of living in isolation behind windows, separated from others. Six artists have each written a self-contained 'play' to be performed behind storefront windows all centered around the theme: Presence. This is truly, storefront theatre.

Fall Line-Up Announced for PlayMakers Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: House Par-T Photo Fall Line-Up Announced for PlayMakers Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: House Par-Tay
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2020

PlayMakers Laboratory celebrates fall with a special line-up of Halloween, election and Thanksgiving-themed performances of its popular online revue That's Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay, a creative series of stories written by elementary school students, adapted and performed by PML's professional actors.

Photo Flash: Virtual Staged Reading Of ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY Photo Photo Flash: Virtual Staged Reading Of ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2020

The Passage Theatre concludes their second season with a virtual staged reading of All-One! The Dr. Bronner's Play.

The Passage Theatre Presents Virtual Staged Reading Of ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLA Photo The Passage Theatre Presents Virtual Staged Reading Of ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2020

It was Day 1 of rehearsal for All-One! The Dr. Bronner's Play. In the basement of Ebinezer Lutheran Church, playwright Beth Hyland and the actors at The Passage Theatre discussed possible opening moments for their show: inviting an audience member to have their hands lathered and rinsed, adding soap to a kiddie pool center stage, and finally, starting a chain of sudsy, mutual hand-washing. Little did the actors know that one week later, as hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps disappeared from grocery store shelves, theatres across Chicago would close their doors.

The Passage Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For ALL ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S P Photo The Passage Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For ALL ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2020

The Passage Theatre (TPT) is pleased to announce its cast and production team for the world premiere of ALL ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY, a commission by Beth Hyland, directed by Sammy Zeisel. ALL ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY will play April 17th - May 3rd, 2020 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Ave. Tickets are currently available at https://www.thepassagetheatre.com/ or in person at Ebenezer Lutheran Church 30 minutes prior to performance. The press opening is Friday, April 17th at 7:30 pm.

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGAN Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 19, 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. The press opening is Friday, December 13 at 8 pm.

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: 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' 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. 

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Brand New Stories
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 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 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 - Feb 12, 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.