August 27, 2015
Arden Theatre Company announced Thursday that its "Pay-What-You-Can" performance for the opening show in the 2015/16 season, "Metamorphoses," will benefit Fork Restaurant’s chef Eli Kulp.
The performance, which will take place on Sept. 30, will be the Arden’s final dress rehearsal before "Metamorphoses" opens to a paying audience. The show, from acclaimed playwright Mary Zimmerman, is an adaptation of Ovid’s classic myths.
Instead of purchasing tickets, attendees will be asked to make a donation at the door, and all proceeds will go to the Kulp Family Medical Fund.
Ellen Yin, owner of Fork Restaurant in Old City, is an Arden Theatre Company board member.
“Ellen Yin and Fork Restaurant have been valuable neighbors and longtime supporters of the Arden," Arden Theatre Company Managing Director Amy L. Murphy said. "We were heartbroken when we heard of Eli’s injuries and want to lend a helping hand.”
The theatre opens its 28th season with "Metamorphoses," from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, 2015. Tickets or reservations are not necessary for the benefit performance.