"It turned out to be a beautiful analogy, to utilize the idea of baggage to tell my stories," she explains. Funkhouser, with a well-received run in Breckenridge under her belt, is taking Crazy Bag cross-country this summer, beginning with a Denver premiere engagement beginning June 6 at the Vintage Theatre. But before the show goes on, she's throwing a Baggage Ball benefit tonight at the Vintage, 2119 East 17th Avenue, to help fund her tour. Featuring standup comedy by Funkhouser and Edith Weiss, with emcee Skip Wee, the kickoff party begins at 7 p.m.; audience members are asked to bring donations of gently used luggage, which will go to the Denver Rescue Mission after providing a makeshift set for the evening. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door; call 303-839-1361 for reservations. For more about Funkhouser, log on to www.crazybag.net.
Wed., May 28, 7 p.m., 2008