Barrel of Monkeys Presents 2015 Benefit THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married Saturday, March 28, 2015

unnamed (10)Barrel of Monkeys is pleased to present its annual fundraising soiree, THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton Ave. in Chicago. This year’s theme, “Everyone Get Married,” is inspired by a student-written story of the same name that will be performed at the event.  Embracing the playful theme, the fancy schmancy affair will include adult beverages, delectable hors d’oeuvres, bouquet and garter tosses, a DJ, first dances (and more dancing!), a photo booth and much more. The fundraiser will also feature an enticing silent auction and a raffle for tickets to Saturday Night Live. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 2at   

THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married supports Barrel of Monkeys’ creative writing residencies and performances in Chicago Public Elementary Schools and the Chicago Park District.

Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education theater ensemble now in its 18th season, conducts creative writing workshops with 3rd through 5th grade students in underserved Chicago Public Schools. The ensemble of actor-educators then turns their stories and words into professionally performed theater, presented both in-school and for the general public through its revues. Barrel of Monkeys annually performs more than 300 student-written stories for the students in their schools and 175 stories on the stage for the general public.


Event:  THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married

Date:  Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 7 – 11 pm

Location: The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton Ave. in Chicago.

Details: Barrel of Monkeys 13th annual fundraiser features adult beverages, hors d’oeuvres, wedding festivities, DJ and dancing, a silent action, raffle for Saturday Night Live tickets and more.

Tickets: $60 individual ticket ($75 at the door); $85 for Fancy Schmancy ticket (includes collectible gift and champagne); $425 for a half table; $850 for table of ten. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 2 at

THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married sponsors include Punchkick Interactive.

About Barrel of Monkeys

Since Barrel of Monkeys’ inception in 1997 it has worked in 60 Chicago Public Schools. More than 8,000 lower-income elementary school students have participated in the Barrel of Monkeys programs that provide a rare opportunity for creative expression and build literacy skills, self-esteem and confidence in student ideas and abilities.