Category: TWG Weekly Update

The Cast is Always Changing at That’s Weird, Grandma!

Posted by Joe on August 10, 2015

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Did you know that every 4-8 weeks the cast shifts in That’s Weird, Grandma?


It’s true!  And this weekend we welcome a whole new batch of actor-educators to the stage!


Come check out Monday’s show and see what new faces are playing your favorite roles!

Say, “Is she a country person?” to Ambar at the box office for discounted tickets!

See you at the show!

Celebrate Maggie’s 10 Year Anniversary at That’s Weird, Grandma!

Posted by Joe on August 4, 2015

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In the summer of 2005, Maggie Fullilove-Nugent met an incredible group of actor-educators while playing four-square by the lake. In August 2005, she began stage managing That’s Weird, Grandma, the best thing to do on a Monday night. And now, 10 YEARS LATER, she has found herself at the end of her tenure running this magical, hilarious and world-saving show.

Please come celebrate with Maggie and Barrel of Monkeys Productions on Monday August 10th.
7pm - Maggie’s Museum Opens (a fancy display of the last 10 years)
8pm - That’s Weird, Grandma (featuring some of Maggie’s favorite stories from over the years)
9pm - Reception to follow!

You can buy your tickets here (make sure to choose 8/10):

Also, Maggie’s goal is to raise $100 for every year she ran That’s Weird, Grandma. Please consider donating to Barrel of Monkeys when you buy your ticket or if you are unable to attend.

See you at the show!
Joe Schupbach
Artistic Director
Barrel of Monkeys

Zoe Schwartz joins the cast of That’s Weird, Grandma in addition to a brand new story!

Posted by Joe on July 31, 2015

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Welcome Zoe Schwartz to the cast of That’t Weird, Grandma!


We are also adding a brand new story that is new to Grandma!


Here it is!

Life at School by Jessica P., Avondale-Logandale School
Setting: School
Characters: New girl, Popular girl, teacher, popular friend, and new girl’s friend named jade
New g: (come sin) Hello, I’m a new student
Poular g: (Nasty face) soooooo a new student (mean voice)
Teacher: (surprise) oh, class, there’s a new student.
New girl: My name is Josylen.
Popular g: (Starting to kill her) I hat her! (talks to friend)
Popular f: (surprise face) But why are you so mean? She’s new.
Popular g: Well yeah, but she is soooo pretty and nice, duh!
Popular fri: Well tried to be used to her.
Popular gL ok ugh
Teacher: Class please find a empty seat for our new student (nicely) please.
Popular Fri: There’s one between me and my friend Nancy.
Popular G: nit it’s saved!
Teacher: No one sits there.
New Girl: That’s ok, I’ll sit somewhere else.
New Girl Fri: Hey sit here Joslyn. (happyness)
New Girl: Ok (nicely)
Teacher: Finally you found a seat.  Thanks Jade.
New girl f: no problem teacher.
Teacher: Class it’s time for lunch (nicely)
Teacher: (hears bell) Class you may dismiss for lunch.
New girl: ok teacher (same time)
New girls fri: ok teacher (same time)
Popular girl: (pushes new girl)
New girl: Ouch! (sadness)
New girl f: (felt upset for friend) Are you ok?
New girl: No (cries)
New girl f: Ok I’ll tell someone for help.
Popular girl: no your not! (pushes)
New girl f: (fells) ouch, well it won’t help (laughs) ha ha ha
Popular g: What.
New girl f: Your friend Holly told the teacher.
Popular g: What, why pal?
Popular girl friend: Sorry, but I know your plan at lunch.
New girl: (sniff)
New girl f: Ok Let’s go to class with Holly (goes to the classroom)

Say “soooooo a new student ” at the box office for discounted tickets!
See you at the show!


That’s Weird, Grandma is an incredible journey this week

Posted by Joe on July 24, 2015

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This week’s That’s Weird, Grandma is a incredible journey into the minds of young people!

This week also includes the dark and troubling story KFP (Kentucky Fried People).


KFP by Jacob R., Almani C., Kemani B., Gabrielle S., Monica J., Jala B., Lashay E., Dixon Elementary School
It was a sunny day in Hawaii. Fred, the chicken sadnwich, was opening up KFP (Kentucky Fried People). On the roof was a blow-up chicken that was orange and holding a human heart. Shrimp, the dancing cucumber, went into the kitchen and saw Fred cutting up the food. But the food wasn’t chicken, it was people. She called the police (Devie & Stewie, who weren;t very smart) and when they came, Shrimp starting singing the KFP song. KENTUCKY FRIED PEOPLE, IS PEOPLE NOT CHICKEN *COME ON* The police started dancing. So they didn’t arrest Fred (Who just made his hit single that made $1000, and the album cover had a chicken sandwich with a human in his hand) Instead, Shrimp solved it by eating Fred. Shrimp says, “Sandwish. sw. sw.” THE END.

Say “Kentucky Fried People is people not chicken.” at the box office for discounted tickets!

See you at the show!


That’s Weird, Grandma continues its summer run with a brand new cast!

Posted by Joe on July 16, 2015

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I am so excited to share with you the incredible cast that is coming together for this next batch of Monday night shows!

twg summer

The cast will include: Michelle Alba, Nick Hart, Shá Norman, Zoe Schwartz, Tim Soszko, Brad Stevens, and Gwen Tulin!

This crew of all-star monkey performers will bring you the following sketches and songs:

A MOST BORING BUS THAT IS FILLED WITH SNAKES by Maximo R., Loyola Park After-School Program
CRAZY LADY by Eukyirah W., Morton School of Excellence
DRAGON CITY by Lunaire F., Poe Classical School
UNTITLED (UNICORN LETTERS) by Daisy J., Columbia Explorers Academy
THE AMAZING ZURINE by Bella D., Loyola Park After School Program
UNTITLED (VOLCANO HOUSE) By John M., Loyola Park After School Program
SUPER SINGER By Jamesha H., Chalmers School of Excellence
CRAZY TOPIC by Leandro Z., Loyola Park After-School Program
THE LONG DAY by Darryl M., Dewey School of Excellence
UNTITLED (NIKI MINAJ SHOW) by Kinnaria D., Super 7 Program at Cather Elementary School
THE CRAZY WAFFLE by Trenyce G., Dixon School
THE SAD PIZZA by Matthew G., Poe Classical School
UNTITLED (HORSEWOLF) by Tamarra M., Dewey School of Excellence
OG GRANNY MAD by Rayana E., Morton School of Excellence.
PLANET DARTRUDA by PLANET DARTRUDA by Jacari R., Taniya J., Nakiya B., Super 7 Program at Cather Elementary School
THE SCARY MYSTERY by Tanaia L., Lorca Elementary School

Say “I’m going to make a short story into a long story.” at the box office for discounted tickets!

See you at the show!