Thursday, October 18, 2012

‘Keep the ClockWorks ticking’

The Cosmic Bicycle Theatre and The ClockWorks Puppetry Studios is the acclaimed venue of wondrous and spectacular sights and sounds that has enchanted audiences from Boston to Brooklyn for nearly a quarter of a century. It entertains children, enlightens adults, and even has a production titled The Alchemical Work! Our Masonic Brother Jonathan Cross, a.k.a. Jonny ClockWorks, is the creator and, uh, I shall say, master of it all.

And, yes, this is the same theater that partnered with Norah Jones a few months ago, setting experimental puppetry to the inspired songs of her latest album Little Broken Hearts. The collaboration, titled Theatre of Little Broken Hearts, was so successful as an integral attraction in the launch of the record, that a four-week run (of six shows per week) was produced back in Brooklyn over the summer.

The following is an appeal from Jonny Clockworks:

Dear Friends of The ClockWorks,

Thanks to the fantastic turn-out at the “Save The ClockWorks” edition of our Das WunderKammer - Puppet Kabarett, as well as generous donations from many of you, we have raised two-thirds of the funding needed, but we are still woefully short of our goal.

We still need a minimum of $4,000 to remain open past the end of this month. We have only until Monday, October 22 to raise these necessary funds. The sooner we make this goal, the sooner we can layout the plans of the rest of our season. Instead, we are hedging our bets, and figuring out how we could quickly save the art and equipment from our current home.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider making a donation TODAY. We have set up a PayPal account to receive your generous donations.

I promise to continue the fight, but I cannot do it alone. We are praying that we can resolve this quickly with your assistance in time to celebrate another Halloween at The ClockWorks. Thank you for your belief and support.

Sincerely Yours,

Jonathan Edward Cross
a.k.a. Jonny ClockWorks

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