Barrel of Monkeys at McKiernan

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) along with Night Out in the Parks will present an original sketch show, featuring adaptations of stories written during BOM’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools, on Tuesday, July 9, from 5 to 6 p.m., at McKiernan Park, 10714 S. Sawyer Ave. BOM’s ensemble of actors, comedians and musicians bring students’ stories to life as sketches, songs and movement pieces. These stories range from hilarious dialogues between unlikely characters to poignant pleas for social change, and they resonate with adults while celebrating the imagination of young people. This event is presented as a part of the city of Chicago’s Year of Chicago Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit the website at