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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Monkey-O-Kee 2014

Karaoke to rock your face off. Adult beverages and tasty food, also for your face.

All for only $25…be there!

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That’s Weird, Grandma

Come see what TimeOut Chicago calls “The best reason we can think of to live in Chicago on a Monday”! And it is every Monday, all summer long!

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From the Blog:

All new That’s Weird, Grandma!

Posted by Joe on September 14

Come on down and see an all new That’s Weird, Grandma! This week’s show is directed by Company Member Matt Miller! And the show features a very large humpback whale! Say “Don’t drink too much coffee” to Ambar at the box office to get discounted tickets! See you Monday at 8pm!

Come on Out of the Rain!

Posted by Molly on August 25

Tonight’s “That’s Weird, Grandma” is packed with excitement! Rhinos! Monkeys! Zombies! Join us tonight and say “I’m going to make a short story a long story” for discounted tickets.

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