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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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Please join us in celebrating the imaginations of CPS students through a donation to support Barrel of Monkeys. Even a gift of $25 will be a meaningful investment in our students. Also, a monthly gift is a way to make a very meaningful gift over time.

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From the Blog

The Monkey Minute!

Posted by Amanda Farrar on March 26

Three years ago, Barrel of Monkeys had the wonderful opportunity to offer our arts education program as part of Super 7, an after-school program for girls at Willa Cather Elementary created by singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer Janelle Monae. Barrel of… More

Treat yo Self at The Big Wedding

Posted by Amanda Farrar on March 19

Here’s where this particular wedding, The Big Wedding: Everyone Get Married, is exceptional: everyone is being celebrated, including YOU. You know what day it is? It’s the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR. Cocktails from Crafthouse Cocktails, beer from… More

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