Monday, August 3, 2015

Puppeteers unite for fundraiser to help couple who lost their home in the 2nd Avenue explosion

Via the EVG inbox...

Puppeteers are gathering at The Connelly Theater on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 7 pm to 10 pm to help raise funds for their friends Matt and Nora Brooks, who lost their home, belongings and life’s work in the deadly gas explosion on March 26 that leveled three buildings.

Master puppet-builder Matt Brooks has worked in Jim Henson’s Puppet Workshop. His wife, Nora Brooks, is an MFA student at The New School and a writer..

Their puppeteer friends are coming together to create a one-night-only puppet variety show fundraising event to help them out.

The Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.
Tickets are $40 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Matt and Nora Brooks. Tickets are available at the door or online here

Find more detail about the performers at the Facebook event page. Read more about Matt Brooks here at WNYC.

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