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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