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1 Barrel of Monkeys teaches creative writing workshops in Chicago Public Schools, and in our own after-school program.

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2 The ensemble adapts the stories into sketches and songs which are performed for the school, and later for the public.

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3 The kids become stars, and the world is saved. The End.

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THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married

We can’t wait for our annual fundraising soiree, THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married on Saturday, March 28! This year’s theme, “Everyone Get Married,” is inspired by a student-written story of the same name that will be performed at the event. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 2. Come dance and laugh the night away with us!

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Group Sales are a steal of a deal!

Group tickets are available for “That’s Weird, Grandma!” Groups of 10 or more pay just $8 per adult, $6 per child!

For more information about booking a group, call our office at 773-506-7140 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)! Read more about group sales here.

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From the Blog

The Monkey Minute!

Posted by hpalmer on February 25

We love the monkey blog. We love how it provides snippets of rehearsals, sneak peeks into upcoming shows, and some pretty amazing photos. To enhance the wonder that is this blog, beginning next week, we will be introducing a series… More

Hey, is anyone else a little chilly?

Posted by Lacy on February 19

For any of you not in Chicago, I don’t know if you’ve heard about our weather lately… IT IS SO COLD. (No joke.)  Some people are surprised that Chicago Public Schools close down when it gets this… More

Monkey Gras

Posted by Lacy on February 17

HAPPY MARDI GRAS FOLKS! Today, on this disgustingly frigid day, I’m trying to rally all the Monkeys to go to New Orleans for a year to be around some other folks who really love wigs, bright colors, and exuberant… More

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