Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival presents 8 plays in 8 weeks, showcasing a strong cross section of Chicago's rich off-Loop theater community. Barrel of Monkeys presents That's Weird, Grandma by student authors; adapted by ensemble; Ensemble directed. Barrel of Monkeys is an ensemble of actors/educators who create an alternative learning environment in which children share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations. This is accomplished through creative writing workshops and in-school performances of children's stories. The result is smart and funny, hailed by chicagotheater.com as "part pep rally, part musical theater extravaganza - and one of the most real, uplifting and engaging theatrical experiences in town."
Family friendly - recommended for ages 5 and up.
Thursday, July 18 Programming:
Pre-Show, 6pm - 7:15pm:
Hang out at the B.O.M. Bandstand and enjoy Monkey Musicians play music inspired by stories. Visit the B.O.M. Stations to create your own paper bag puppet, write a story, personalize a bookmark and write your own comic strip!
Post-show, 9:30pm - 10:30pm:
Live Lit on the Lake