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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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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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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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From the Blog

Visit the Moon with That’s Weird, Grandma!

Posted by Joe on January 26

Tonight, a very special story joins That’s Weird, Grandma! THE ASTRONAUT by Jimmy S., Morton School of Excellence There was a little boy who wants to go to outer space to see the moon but his mom said he… More

Halloween in January

Posted by Kassi on January 20

The Super 7 Girls of Willa Cather Elementary love scary stories. And we are having a great time adapting those spooky tales into thrilling plays. In “The Day it was Halloween” by Nakiya B., the tension build will have you shaking… More

This week in TWG, birds have a hard time

Posted by Joe on January 16

Wing Attack! And Tragic Fireworks both bring hard times for birds this week! Check out Wing Attack! and Tragic Fireworks on our story archive! Say “Then I did what I was born to do. ” to Ambar at the box office… More

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