Posted by Tom on June 25, 2018
Barrel of Monkeys recently started performances of That’s Weird, Grandma: Brand New Stories!
It’s been a tradition to introduce new stories to That’s Weird, Grandma after the school year has ended and we’ve performed our end of year show, Celebration of Authors. Not only do we have new sketches - but we also have a cast featuring new performers who haven’t done TWG! We started rehearsing for the show on Saturday in the rehearsal space at the Barrel of Monkeys office in Ravenswood.
On Sunday, we had another rehearsal and then took the show on the road to Rogers Park near the Lake off of Farwell.
Happy Father’s Day - and Super Hot Day, as it was in the 90s.
Joe Schupbach, Mary Tilden, and Rachel Wilson, pre-show!
We were definitely in the thick of things with performers singing, a guy cracking a whip in an open area, and people painting in the Artists of the Wall Festival - but we had to put the show on pause when it started to rain. With electrical equipment, we want to make sure the performers are safe - as well as our paraphernalia.
Barrel of Monkeys is also proud to welcome three Barrel of Monkeys newbies to That’s Weird, Grandma - Noah Appelbaum, Jasmine Jordan, and Ida Cuttler (seen below)!
Following our touring performance, the production’s first show at the Neo-Futurists Theater last Monday had a great audience! We were absolutely energized by the crowd as well as performing with each other after a brief hiatus.
There’s four more chances to see That’s Weird, Grandma: Brand New Stories - including one tonight at 8! We’d be honored to see you there.