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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: Travels Through Ti Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Travels Through Time
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2020

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with¬†THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Travels Through Time, directed by Artistic Director¬†Brandon Cloyd,¬†playing Sundays at 3 pm from¬†January 19 ‚Äď February 16, 2020¬†at the¬†Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory's THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, continues its 2019-20 season with THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Travels Through Time, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from January 19 ‚Äď February 16, 2020 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, January 26, 2020 at 3 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: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Travels Through Ti Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Travels Through Time
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2019

PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with¬†THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Travels Through Time, directed by Artistic Director¬†Brandon Cloyd,¬†playing Sundays at 3 pm from¬†January 19 ‚Äď February 16, 2020¬†at the¬†Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 6 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: Inside Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts And Th Photo Photo Flash: Inside Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts And The Stories About Them
by Julie Musbach - Jul 1, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys concludes its 2018-19 season with THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts and the Stories About Them

Barrel Of Monkeys Closes Season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts And The  Photo Barrel Of Monkeys Closes Season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts And The Stories About Them
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys concludes its 2019-20 season with THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts and the Stories About Them

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.

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by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2019

Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to conclude its 2019-20 season with THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Fantastic Beasts and the Stories About Them, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 24 - August 12, 2019 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 13 at www.barrelofmonkeys.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 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 Gets Into the Halloween Spirit Photo Photo Flash: Barrel Of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Gets Into the Halloween Spirit
by Julie Musbach - Oct 10, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present the newest revue of its much lauded sketch show: THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd

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: Inside Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food Photo Photo Flash: Inside Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food, featuring a side-splitting lineup of food-related sketches adapted from stories written by Chicago elementary school students.

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 THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys' Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food, featuring a side-splitting lineup of food-related sketches adapted from stories written by Chicago elementary school students. Barrel of Monkeys' professional actors and musicians explore students' favorite dishes and culinary traditions - whether on Earth, in space or from a magical land. Former Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach returns to guest direct this delicious revue, which plays Mondays at 8 pm from July 23 - August 27, 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 About Food Photo Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2018

Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food, featuring a side-splitting lineup of food-related sketches adapted from stories written by Chicago elementary school students. Barrel of Monkeys' professional actors and musicians explore students' favorite dishes and culinary traditions - whether on Earth, in space or from a magical land. Directed by Joseph Schupbach, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories About Food will play Mondays at 8 pm from July 23 - August 27, 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. The press opening is Monday, July 30 at 8 pm.

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. 

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