Cheap Live Shows in Toronto for the Week of Jun 16, 2015

The budget-conscious choices for this week include Buddies’ Pride programming, performances by emerging dramaturges, an annual park play and top-billing contemporary dancers (Triple Bill). Enjoy!

The Atomic Tradition/Canis Familiaris by Istvan Dugalin/Carolyn Bennett (Sterling Studio Theatre). This double bill features works about couples by local playwrights. Opens Jun 13 and runs to Jun 20, Mon-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm, Jun 20 at 4 pm. $20, mat $15. Show Info

Do I Have to Do Everything My Fucking Self? by Reg Vermue (Queer Pride 2015). Regina, the alter ego of T.O. indie musician Gentleman Reg, brings a collection of comedy, music, storytelling and dance to this solo show. Jun 19-20 at 8 pm. $15. Show Info

First Time Last Time by Scott Sharplin (Aim for the Tangent Theatre/the Big Smokey Collective). A couple with nothing in common invent a new kind of relationship in this comedy about love, sex and fate. Opens Jun 10 and runs to Jun 21, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, stu $15, Sun pwyc. Show Info

Hamlet. by William Shakespeare (Bard in The Park). The classic tragedy is presented outdoors. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Opens Jun 16 and runs to Jun 21, Tue-Sat 7 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. Pwyc. Show Info

See-through & Re:Pairing. Choreographers: Allison Nichol Longtin and Emily Gualtieri (Parts+Labour Danse) Performers : Karen Fennell, Linnea Swan & Emily Gualtieri. On a shared evening, the solo See-through offers a rare insight into the performer’s perspective while Re: Pairing exposes the forgotten stories of women as two stellar performers unravel before us. Thu Jun 18 2015 at 8:00pm to Sat Jun 20 2015 at 8:00pm Show Info