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.

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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:

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.

A Scary Mystery and a Bad Cat

Posted by Molly on August 17

Please join us for this week’s celebrity-studded “That’s Weird, Grandma”.  In this week’s new stories, Michael Jackson and a Bad Cat learn a lessons messing with something they shouldn’t.  THE BAD CAT by Victoria K, Poe Classical School There once… more »

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