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"Broken Hearts & Fine Flowers" - Faerie Tales for Adults

Performed by Jonathan Kruk Master Storyteller

With music by Steve Kelman

February 16, 2018 7:30-9pm
Free, but donation encouraged.

Once upon time faerie tales enchanted adults.  They were gritty, rather erotic and terrifying. This performance features tales of love, heartbreak, and wisdom for older teens and adults.

Come join us in a gracious old stone. Listen to "The Girl Who Cried Flowers" an intriguing love story with a twist.  See if you would wear "The Happy Man's Shirt."
 

Come ready for an engaging theatrical performance, grippingly Grimm, and lyrically lovely.

For information about the event contact Library Director at 607.684.3785 or director@akinfreelibrary.org

 

Jonathan Kruk Biography

Born in El Paso Texas, raised in Westchester, NY Jonathan Kruk grew up on tall tales and day dreams. He toured the country in a Volkswagen beetle, watered Henry Kissinger’s office plants, and regaled his rambunctious brothers with bedtime tales.

Jonathan made storytelling his full-time career in 1989. Now, he’s renowned for performing at the Old Dutch Church, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and “A Christmas Carol” in with all sixty shows selling out every year since 2010. His “Legend” show won an award at the United Solo Theater Festival, Theater Row, New York City, 2015.

Tens of thousands of children have listened and learned from Jonathan’s National Arts Standards based school programs. A master of the art, Kruk engages young children with finger fables and fairy tale theater. Jonathan books programs at over 200 different venues every year.

Kruk’s television features include; CBS Sunday Morning, BBC Great Train Journeys, The Travel & History Channels. He’s a regular on WAMC’s “Listen with the Lights On.” Jonathan’s performed at Pete Seeger’s Clearwater Festival, NYC Dragon Boat Races, the Hamilton Theater, Rahway, NJ, the New-York Historical Society, & the California Center for the Arts. Currently, he’s storyteller in residence for the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

He’s recorded eight award winning CDs at The Loft Studio in Bronxville. The Rainbow Dragon, Barkface & Rootnose, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, Revolution on the River, Halloween Tales, Once Upon the Hudson, and Santa on the Hudson Jonathan was selected “Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley.”

Kruk’s keynoted at; School Library Media Specialists of NYS, Parents as Reading Partners NYS, Archdiocese of NY, NYS Environmental Educators, National Native Plants Conference, Greater Hudson Heritage Network, & Rockland County Teachers

He’s performed ritual urban theater with Gabrielle Roth, and served as teaching artist with Early Stages. He’s a BOCES approved artist educator. Married to filmmaker Andrea Sadler, they live a cottage in Cold Spring on Hudson. He has a daughter Zosia. He is a Desmond/Fish Library trustee, past President of the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce, Philipstown Democrats Committee and an Eagle Scout.

Jonathan Kruk, Master Storyteller, M.A. Edu. / 845 216.9087 / www.jonathankruk.comJonathan Kruk, performing “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”Photos by Alex Kruk & http://www.historytrekkershoppe.com/https://youtu.be/dfcDz_w74d8https://youtu.be/rsY-Aj9sEK8