The theater will now host performances as part of the neighborhood’s First Friday activities. On the First Friday evening of each month, the company will select a Philadelphia performing arts group or artist to present short, free performances to the public.
Events take place from 6-8 p.m. in the Arden’s Independence Foundation Studio and Lobby. Bonus: free beer is included.
The artists currently scheduled to perform are:
• Friday, March 2: The N Crowd. Taking suggestions from the audience, the N Crowd will create comedic short form improvisations.
• Friday, April 6: Tell Me a Story. Local storytellers and comedians reveal true stories based on a theme. Secrets are spilled, confessions blurted and memories shared. One lucky audience member becomes the Wild Card Storyteller, who will tell a tale connected to the evening’s theme.
• Friday, May 4: Berserker Residents. Dedicated to original works of alternative comedy with a pop-comic aesthetic, the Berserker Residents will present a work-in-progress showing of their latest piece.
On a related note, you can still nab tickets to the Arden’s Clybourne Park, on stage through March 25.
First Friday at the Arden
Where: 40 N. 2nd Street
When: First Friday of each month, 6-8 p.m.
More info: www.ardentheatre.org