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THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes
  • Presented By: Barrel of Monkeys
  • Location: The Neo-Futurist Theater
  • Address: 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
  • Phone: (773) 506-7140
  • Dates: October 7, 2018 - November 4, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Just in time for Halloween, Barrel of Monkeys presents the newest revue of its much lauded sketch show: THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd. Gather ye ‘round for a line-up of scary (and silly) stories featuring creepy twins that appear in photos, talking potatoes getting lost in the woods, Malcolm X fighting zombies and other spooky scenarios imagined by Chicago elementary school students.

    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 teaching artists guide 3rd through 5th graders through a six-week curriculum that uses theater to bring out the storyteller in every child. Afterward, 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.

THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking Potatoes
  • Location: The Neo-Futurist Theater
  • Address: 5153 N. Ashland Ave.
  • October 7, 2018 - November 4, 2018
  • The Neo-Futurist Theater
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday