Show Celebrates Stories from Students in Little Village

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsBarrel of Monkeys (BOM) celebrates summer with a neighborhood-specific premiere of “That’s Weird, Abuelita” on Fridays, June 24 through July 15 at 7:30 p.m. “That’s Weird, Abuelita” follows the format of BOM’s long-running show “That’s Weird, Grandma” and showcases student writers from Little Village Academy and Columbia Explores Academy with skits in Spanish and English. BOM performs “That’s Weird, Abuelita” at the Little Village High School Auditorium, 3120 S. Kostner Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and free for past BOM and Little Village High School students.

Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble, conducts creative writing workshops with students from underserved Chicago public schools and turns their stories and words into professionally-performed theater, presented both in-school and through a weekly review for the general public called “That’s Weird, Grandma”(TWG).

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