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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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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Check Out Newcity’s Review

“From start to finish the show is high-energy, silly and, at times, utterly ridiculous in the best possible way. ‘That’s Weird, Grandma’ can be likened to watching a live version of ‘The Animaniacs,’ but with original pieces that change every performance.”

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From the Blog:

WONDERS IN A CAVE, wonders in a play

Posted by Joe on September 19

This week: That’s Weird, Grandma features a story about a cave of wonders! WONDERS IN A CAVE By Vanessa S. Columbia Explorers Academy Once upon a time me and my nephews and nees went to a cave. Then we bought… more »

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!

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