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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.

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' 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

Barrel Of Monkeys' FANCY SCHMANCY: We Could Be Heroes Comes to The Drucker Center Apr Photo Barrel Of Monkeys' FANCY SCHMANCY: We Could Be Heroes Comes to The Drucker Center April 7
by Julie Musbach - Mar 7, 2018

Celebrate your favorite heroes - super or otherwise - at Barrel of Monkeys' annual fundraising soiree Fancy Schmancy: We Could Be Heroes on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton Ave. in Chicago. Come dressed as YOUR favorite hero for an evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres from Entertaining Company, complimentary beer, wine and cocktails, a photo booth, live performances, music by DJ Debonair Status and dancing. The party also features a silent auction with dozens of great gift packages and a raffle for tickets to Hamilton in Chicago (includes a collection of props) and Saturday Night Live in New York. 

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories for Change Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories for Change
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories for Change, an evening of stories showcasing the fascinating, poignant and often hilarious ideas students have for the change they'd like to see in their lives and their communities. The stories are created during Barrel of Monkeys' creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools, where one day is dedicated to learning how to write for change. The student-written stories are then adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company members. 

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: HOLIDAY STORIES Photo Photo 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!

Barrel Of Monkeys' presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories Photo Barrel Of Monkeys' presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Revenge of the Winter Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to bring back its popular weekend matinees with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Revenge of the Winter Matinees, directed by Brandon Cloyd, 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. 

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Revenge of the Winter Matinees
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to bring back its popular weekend matinees with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Revenge of the Winter Matinees, directed by Brandon Cloyd, 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. 

Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Revenge of the Winter Matinees
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2016

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to bring back its popular weekend matinees with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Revenge of the Winter Matinees, directed by Brandon Cloyd, 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.

Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to Celebrate 15 Years of Performances
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 24, 2016

Company members old and new will reunite as Barrel of Monkeys celebrates 15 years of its hit revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA with two special anniversary performances on Sunday April 17 at 2 pm and Monday, April 18 at 8 pm at its long-time home, 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: New Shots from Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: WINTER WONDERLAND MATINEES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Barrel of Monkeys brings back its popular Sunday matinees in THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Winter Wonderland Matinees, playing Sundays at 2 pm now through March 13, 2016 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Bring the entire family to escape the winter doldrums at this entertaining revue of stories written by Chicago Public School students, adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members and directed Brandon Cloyd. The press performance is this Sunday, February 21 at 2 pm. BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast in action below!

Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: 15TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS Set for 4/17-18
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 2, 2016

Company members old and new will reunite as Barrel of Monkeys celebrates 15 years of its hit revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA with two special anniversary performances on Sunday April 17 at 2 pm and Monday, April 18 at 8 pm at its long-time home, the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org.

Barrel of Monkeys to Bring Back THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Winter Wonderland Matinees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to bring back its popular Sunday matinees in THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Winter Wonderland Matinees, playing Sundays at 2 pm February 14 - March 13, 2016 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.