Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the week of May 12, 2015

Five shows in Toronto for under $25

We’re always on the lookout for budget-friendly shows. Check out these five shows all with admission prices under $25 (some are even free!)

Big Ideas. Alumnae Theatre presents staged readings of works-in-progress by Chloe Whitehorn, Catherine Frid, Sandra Cardinal, Liz Best, Kristine Greenaway, Nina Kaye, Rhona Bennett and others. Opens May 12 and runs to May 17, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. Free. Studio Theatre. View Show Info

Burnish. (Erika Batdorf). This performance installation invites the audience to choose elements that affect an ever-changing loop integrating music, digital technology, poetic text, art objects, movement and singing. In a self-contained mini theatre, the artist, attached to bio-sensors, attempts to maintain a deeply authentic process that is altered by every interaction. Opens May 15 and runs to May 21, see website for times. Free. View Show Info

Durango. by Julia Cho (fu-GEN Theatre Company/Theatre Smash). A family unravels during a cross-country road trip in this dramatic comedy about domestic embattlement. Previews May 16-17, opens May 19 and runs to May 31, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $20-$37, Sun pwyc at the door. View Show Info

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis (Unit 102 Actors Company). Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud and others testify at the trial of the notorious sinner in this comic drama. Opens May 13 and runs to May 30, Tue-Sat 8 pm. $24, May 19 pwyc.

Mahmoud. by Tara Grammy and Tom Arthur Davis (Pandemic Theatre/Why Not Theatre/The RISER Project). An Iranian engineer swaps stories with passengers while working as a T.O. cabbie in this solo show. Previews May 13, opens May 14 and runs to May 24, see website for times. $12-$22, Sun pwyc at the door.