Around the Hood: “Kids Write it. We do it. World Saved.”

Kids Write it. We do it. World Saved.

If you are looking for something fun to do with the little ones, it looks like our friends over at Barrel of Monkeys have a new show at Neo-Futurist.

Barrel of Monkeys is a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble now in its 18th season, conducts creative writing workshops with 3rd through 5th grade students in underserved Chicago Public Schools. The ensemble of actor-educators then turns their stories and words into professionally performed theater, presented both in-school and for the general public through its revues. Barrel of Monkeys annually performs more than 300 student-written stories for the students in their schools and 175 stories on the stage for the general public.

Details on their new show below:

“Chase away the winter blues at Barrel of Monkeys’ THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Hot Cocoa Time directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach playing January 12 – February 9, 2015 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.  Barrel of Monkeys’ critically acclaimed revue is conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Clever and funny – touching and poignant – the collection of short sketches are equally entertaining for adults and children. The line-up changes each week by audience vote, so no two shows are ever the same.  For tickets, reservations and information visit www.barrelofmonkeys.org or call (312) 409-1954.

Title: THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Hot Cocoa Time
Written by: Chicago Public School Students
Adapted for the stage by: Barrel of Monkeys Company Members
Director: Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach
Featuring: Barrel of Monkeys Company Members
Location: Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago
Dates: January 12 – February 9, 2015
Curtain Times: Mondays at 8 pm
Tickets: $12 for adults; $6 for children under 12. Tickets are available at http://www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (312) 409-1954.

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