‘Carry On’ picks up where ‘Crazy Bag’ left off

Staff reports

Actress and playwright Murphy Funkhouser Capps will stage a workshop production of her one-woman show “Carry On” at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 at the Front Porch Theater at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 plus tax. Reservations are available at 669-0930 and BlackMountainArts.org.

In 2007, Funkhouser Capps packed her Subaru with 500 pounds of baggage and hit the road with her one-woman show called “Crazy Bag.” The “auto-biographical” prodigal-daughter/ coming-of-age play about Funkhouser Capps' inspirational journey as a minister's daughter and single mother won Best Actress and Best Director at the Colorado Theatre Awards and was nominated for a Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Solo Performance. The show has been performed in Denver, Oklahoma City, Aspen and Albuquerque.

In 2009, Funkhouser Capps brought the show back home to Asheville where it was performed for the N.C. Stage Catalyst Series and sold out on the main stage at Asheville Community Theatre.

The sequel, “Carry On,” is about Funkhouser Capps’ life since moving to Black Mountain, finding her “matching luggage,” starting a family and supporting her husband's battle with cancer. Be a part of the journey by joining Capps as she navigates the nuances of this new work.

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is at 225 W. State St. For more about this or any Front Porch Theatre production, call 669-0930 or visit BlackMountainArts.org.