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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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From the Blog

The Monkey Minute!

Posted by Amanda Farrar on April 24

The overwhelming majority of Barrel of Monkeys’ programming occurs in Chicago Public Schools. During the school day, a team of five teaching artists teach third through fifth graders over a six-week period using theater as a tool to teach creative,… More

Only 2 matinees left and preparing for C2E2!

Posted by Meredith on April 16

We are getting ready for our exciting performance at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) at McCormick place on April 25th!  In preparation for the big day, we are adding two new stories that will fit right in… More

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