Kids Write It. We Do It. World Saved.

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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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BOM JOINS FORCES WITH CHICAGO ARTISTIC HEAVY HITTERS IN CHICAGO’S WEIRD, GRANDMA

Barrel of Monkeys is partnering with some of Chicago’s best performing arts companies for its third iteration of “Chicago’s Weird, Grandma”, from October 27 – December 1, 2014. Each week, different guest companies will bring their unique talents to transform stories written by Chicago Public School students into entertaining sketches incorporating puppetry, sketch comedy, clowning, music, dance and other disciplines.

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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:

Tonight is the night!

Posted by Joe on October 27

Clear your schedules y’all! Tonight is the opening of Chicago’s Weird, Grandma featuring talented and attractive cast members of Lookingglass Alice and the internationally acclaimed shadow super stars Manual Cinema! Want to know about these folks?  Check… More →

Yoga and eggs at That’s Weird, Grandma

Posted by Joe on September 28

Need a break from your busy life? Need a tasty treat? We understand! And so do our student authors! This week’s show will feature two That’s Weird, Grandma debuts! Check them out! The Nasty Egg By Eryion H.,… More →

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