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That’s Weird, GRANDMA: House Par-Tay – Fall 2020
PlayMakers Laboratory celebrates fall with a special line-up of Halloween, election and Thanksgiving-themed performances of its popular online revue That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay, a creative series of stories written by elementary school students, adapted and performed by PML’s professional actors. That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay streams Mondays at 8 pm central via Patreon.
During select Mondays, PML will feature The Best of… That’s Weird Grandma, featuring performances from past TWG live shows at the Neo-Futurist Theater and favorite sketches from TWG: House Par-Tay.
Now in its 19th year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during PlayMakers Laboratory’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools. PML’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.
Fall Performance Schedule:
Monday, October 12 – The Best of… That’s Weird Grandma
Monday, October 19 – Halloween Spectacular Part I directed by Jen Allman
Monday, October 26 – Halloween Spectacular Part II directed by Jen Allman
Monday, November 2 – Rock the Vote directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd
Monday, November 9 – The Best of… That’s Weird Grandma
Monday, November 16 – The Best of… That’s Weird Grandma
Monday, November 23 – A Thoughtful Thanksgiving directed Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd
Monday, November 30 – The Best of… That’s Weird Grandma