At Wit's beginning: Raise a glass and a little cash for Denver's newest theater company

It's a brave proposition to start a new theater troupe, but Wit Theatre Company, an ensemble of eight that formed just a few months ago, is ready to put on its first show. Make that almost ready.

Theater veterans will tell you that money is the hardest thing to come by -- not just when you're starting out, but sometimes even when you're well-established. So Wit's supporters are hoping to cushion the company's debut by throwing a fundraiser, a variety show featuring a little improv and a little comedy, some music and some performance, along with a silent auction.

And it's easy to join this fun fundraiesr: The show runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. tonight at Blake Street Tavern, and costs only $5.

And it all goes to a very good cause: Wit will open a production of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman on June 22 at the Bug Theatre. Visit the company's Facebook page for details.

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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