Category: TWG Weekly Update

No Limits!

Posted by Jason on November 23, 2014

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Hello, Monkey Fan!  Tomorrow (Mon. 11/24) is Show #5 of “Chicago’s Weird, Grandma”!  As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to remember to push past any limitations you may feel on you, whether self-imposed or from societal norms.  Sure, that means to do more good and help out others less fortunate and eat that extra plate of cranberry turkey stuffing ‘taters.  But also:

1) Don’t think that you can’t have a pool party simply because you’ve spent all day baking.

Grown Up Party Age up to 22, by Daviaynna H., New Sullivan Elementary

Once upon a time, Ms. Harrington was cooking dinner in her mansion.  Her maid was cooking fried food.  Ms. Harrington was in one kitchen.  Her maid, Elizabeth, was in the other.  They kept running back and forth to get different ingredients.  Ms. Harrington was making a cake and Elizabeth was making fried chicken.  Ms. Harrington finished her cake first because Elizabeth kept having to let guest in for the party.  “Sit here.  Sit there.  Put this party stuff up.”  Elizabeth finished her chicken by putting BBQ on it, and brought out the cake.  Ms. Harrington came out in a swim suit and said “Welcome to the Swimming Pool Party.”  The guest put on their swimming suits.  Everybody kept dancing, having pop, and blasted the music.  It was a huge party over 1,000 people came.  They ate all the food.  Jessica brought 13 kids to the party and Ms. Harrington said, “Put the kids in the playroom!  I don’t want to hear them screaming.  The kids got taken to the playroom and the party went back to being great.  The End

2) Don’t think that since you’re a girl you can’t find true love with a bear.

Love is Enough For a Bear, by Ameera A., Johnson School of Excellence

One day it was this girl who wanted to marry a bear and every night she says “love is enough for a bear”.  The next day a bear buzzed her doorbell.  She let him in and he said you remember me she said yeah I do and then they hanged for a few days in the bear decided to get married.  She said yes so they got married and lived happily ever after.  They both had met at the forest it use to be her job and they both was great friends back then but now she really want a great relationship now she’s so happy she founed her bear she was excited to have a great family now sean she letted him escape so they both had good family.  PS They had kids.  The End.

Special guest company this week: The Hypocrites!  Tell Ambar “Put this party stuff up” at the box office for discounted tickets.

Websites and Journeys

Posted by Jason on November 17, 2014

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Those of us of a certain age may remember passing notes in school to find out if that special girl of boy liked you or LIKED liked you.  But now, Eric C. from Columbia Explorers Academy envisions a school website where you can find out if the person of your dreams already has a date to the dance, in The Best Dancer Ever (turned into a doo-wop song by Diana Lawrence!):

One day tonight I have to get a date for the dance.  So I made this (drawing of a checklist with the following written on it)

Sally X
Molly X
Samy ?
Maddy X

Man I tottaly suck. So when I got home I went to C.E.A./ then I found the names of the girls, pictures too.  I took another look at my list then I notist a ? mark on Sammy.  I did some research on her and I found this. 

(drawing of a computer and a website with a picture of a girl in the upper left with “is not on a date” on the right.)

So I asked her she said yes so I went to the dance with her. 
(drawing of girl and boy , near girl’s head is written “nod” with directions up and down)
(drawing of girl and boy dancing, notes above heads).

AND! As Thanksgiving draws near, we always hear tales of what a turkey might go through to avoid being eaten, but what about the adventures of leftovers?  Khaliyah D. from Dixon Elementary has thought it through for us, in The Turkey’s Journey:

Once I was a turkey sandwich and a person wanted to eat me, but he grabbed me and grilled me. I screamed very loud and grew legs and hands and ran away but then two dogs found me and I beat him up with my cheese fist, then he ran away. But the other dog ate me and I tickled his tongue and got out. I ran away with my turkey legs and hopped on a jet plane with Beyonce, and I fell asleep and when I woke up I was in LA. (Los Angeles), California with Beyonce and she gave me to Jay-Z and he ate me for lunch. And I got Digested in his stomach.

Say “What about Sammy?” at the box office for discounted tickets!


Posted by Jason on November 10, 2014

That's Weird Grandma TWG Weekly Update Other Performances

Hello, Monkey Fan!  Have Daylight Savings Time and the colder weather got you down?  Come to tonight’s “Chicago’s Weird, Grandma” for an escapist pick-me-up!

Karma T. from the Loyola Park After School Program envisions an exciting journey in The Girl Who Flyed Over the World:

One day a girl went to the park with her grandfather.  She swinged on the swing really high that she flew off the swing.  She crossed the United States and the whole world till she was a teenager.  Then she was gong to land.  on her grandfather.  She landed on her grandfather and broke his back.

Kania, Kenice, Taniya, and Jacaria from the Super 7 Program at Cather Academy created a romantic evening despite a villain’s presence in Super Hero (Cake):

Once upon a time there was a man named Cake Man and he had a shop called cake woman and Cake Man’s shop. Then cakeman went to the cake woman’s house and they ate cake and had a special night. Munch Munch Munch. The night was as romantic as princess and the frog. Little did Cakeman and Woman know but Carrot man was placing a cake under the table and cakeman tripped over it and the cake that cakeman was eating went into cakewomans face. Carrot man said “Muah ha ha ha.” Then he felt bad and said, “I feel worse than a person who missed a line in their play. I’m more sorry than a witch!”  The end

Tell Ambar “I’m more sorry than a witch!” at the box office for discounted tickets!

New! Old! Neos! Monkeys!

Posted by Jason on November 2, 2014

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Heading into week 2 of Chicago’s Weird, Grandma (Monday, Nov. 3 at 8:00pm!), we have a wonderful assortment of things for your viewing pleasure:

NEW! There are six stories in the show which have never been seen in BOM’s public shows before this round.  Space! Pirates! Racing! Spooky parents! True Love!

OLD! There are a bunch of returning favorites, ranging from stories that were in last round all the way back to BOM classics from the early 2000s.  Pants! Jedis! Floors! Chairs! Twins! Produce!

NEOS! Our special guest performers this week are The Neo-Futurists, performing a new chilling adaptation of “Evil Toy” by five students from the Super 7 Program at Cather Elementary. Robots!

MONKEYS! Come see the crackerjack cast, comprised of Nick Hart, Ashley Bland, Deanna Myers, Rachel Wilson, Matt Miller, Mary Tilden, Diana Lawrence, Rawson Vint, Jen Johnson, Gwen Tulin, David Pintor and the technical know-how of Maggie Fullilove-Nugent! 

Don’t miss it!  Say “He danced his butt off” at the box office for discounted tickets!

Tonight is the night!

Posted by Joe on October 27, 2014

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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!

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See you at the show!

Also, say “we didn’t take wedding vows” to Ambar at the box office for discounted tickets!