Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of October 19th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Out of all the new shows opening this week, there’s a surprising amount of historical shows on the docket. So this week our theme is ‘back in time’! Whether it’s a specific past or just time in general, these shows have a lot to say about both past and present. This week, we also have a special Halloween-themed wild card pick. Check them out under the cut!

Orestes by Euripedes (Theatre Erindale). Modern version of the Greek play that looks at events that follow Orestes’s murder of his mother to avenge his father. Previews Oct 22, opens Oct 23 and runs to Nov 1, Thu 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm (and Nov 1). $18, stu/srs $12. Show Info.

Lakeboat Unit 102 Actors Company presents the play by David Mamet. An Ivy League college student takes a summer job with hardened sailors aboard a steel freighter in the 70s. Previews Oct 14, opens Oct 15 and runs to Oct 31, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat. $20, pwyc Tue and Oct 16.

Ben Jonson and the Masque Toronto Masque Theatre presents a look at the masque tradition as it existed during the Jacobean era, featuring excerpts from Jonson’s work. Featuring Larry Beckwith (tenor and violin), Derek Boyes (actor) and Katherine Hill (soprano and viola da gamba) and other guests. Oct 20 at 7:30 pm. $20 (pre-register). Show Info.

Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want. Videofag presents Chad Dembski in his multidisciplinary performance piece that looks at the question of how we share time together. Oct 22-24, Thu-Sat 8 pm. Pwyc. Show Info.

Night of Dread. Clay and Paper Theatre presents the annual pageant/parade to mock and banish our collective fears, featuring towering puppets, fire spinners, marching bands and more. Special musical guests The Shuffle Demons. Oct 24, assembly 4 pm, parade starts at 6 pm. Pwyc ($10 sugg). Show Info.