Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
This week, the picks are all about adrenaline. Whether these shows are straight-up thrillers or they deal with emotionally fraught situations such as war or sex, all of these shows are designed to get your heart pounding. Thankfully, the ticket prices aren’t calculated to give you a heart attack. Check them out under the cut:
Heretic. Soup Can Theatre presents a theatrical retelling of the story of French warrior/martyr Joan of Arc, written and performed by Sarah Thorpe. Opens Nov 11 and runs to Nov 22, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $15-$22. TPM Backspace. Show Info.
Heart of the Storm by Bil Antoniou (Port Moresby Productions). A couple meet 30 years after their divorce at a hotel on a Caribbean island that’s been hit by a hurricane. Opens Nov 11 and runs to Nov 15, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $15-$20. Show Info.
How To Make Love in a Canoe, adapted from the book by Jeff Pearce (Theatre Erindale). An irreverent waltz through Canada’s little-known sexual history. Previews Nov 12, opens Nov 13 and runs to Nov 22, Thu 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm (and Nov 22). $18, stu/srs $12. Show Info.
Perfect Crime by Warren Manzi (Nags Players). This cat-and-mouse thriller involves a sultry psychiatrist, a series of strange accidents and a bizarre, unsolved murder. Opens Nov 5 and runs to Nov 14, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm. $20 (adv $18), stu/srs $15, Thu rush $12 at the door. Show Info.
Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde (George Brown Theatre). A woman learns that one of her party guests is her husband’s mistress in this satire on Victorian morals. Opens Nov 11 and runs to Nov 21, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat (and Nov 18) 1:30 pm. $20, srs $15, stu $8. Show Info.