The Monkey Wrench


Save $10 When You See Both That’s Weird, Grandma and The Infinite Wrench!

that's werid, grandma audience member

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Barrel of Monkeys and The Neo-Futurists have been friends for quite some time - so we thought, why not help our audiences save a bit of cash when they see both of our shows? And lo and behold, The Monkey Wrench was born - a special double-feature package for the irreverent theatre connoisseur!

Spend a Sunday enjoying eclectic sketches and short plays in Andersonville. See That’s Weird, Grandma: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes at 3pm, grab a bite at one of the neighborhood’s many great restaurants, and then head back to the theatre at 7pm for The Infinite Wrench - we’ve even curated a list of our favorite area bars and restaurants to make for an incredible day exploring this vibrant neighborhood.

Each package costs $30 ($10 in savings), and prior to the performance of The Infinite Wrench, you’ll toss a six-sided die to receive a cash reimbursement for the amount you roll.

This offer is good for performances on October 14, 21, 28 and November 4. It cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Please be advised that The Infinite Wrench is suggested for audiences ages 14 and older.


ensemble of the infinite wrench at the neo-futurists theater in Chicago

About That’s Weird, Grandma

Now in its eighteenth year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during Barrel of Monkeys’ creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools. BOM’s ensemble of professional actors, comedians and musicians bring the young authors’ stories to life as raucous sketches, songs and movement pieces, performing first for students in their schools and then for the public. These stories - from hilarious dialogues between unlikely characters to poignant pleas for social change - resonate with adults while celebrating the imaginations of young people. Learn more about our current round, That’s Weird, Grandma: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes, here.

About The Infinite Wrench

The Infinite Wrench is a barrage of two-minute plays performed in exactly 60 minutes. All plays are truthful and written from the lived experiences of the performers, and packed with “whip smart social commentary and confessional pathos” (Chicago Magazine). Shows run every Friday and Saturday at 11:30pm and Sundays at 7:00pm, 50 weekends a year. Learn more about the show and The Neo-Futurists here.

“The most important thing that I learn was writing is full of magic. The best thing you will like about the barrel of monkey is having a world of imagination.”

–Daniel, Lorca Elementary