Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Justice, turmoil, chaos… This week, the picks for budget-friendly theatre all revolve around ideas of justice, whether fulfilled or frustrated. Encompassing fairytale princesses, swashbuckling rogues, ghostly tragedy and political strife, these shows are both accessible and diverse in their approach to the age-old conflict of right versus wrong. Check them out under the cut:
Robin Hood by Don Nigro (Amicus Productions). The swashbuckling saga of Sherwood forest is brought to the stage. Opens Nov 12 and runs to Nov 21, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Nov 15 and 21 at 2 pm. $22, stu/srs $20. Show Info.
King John. Shakespeare BASH’d presents one of William Shakespeare’s rarely performed dramatic gems, set in a world of political turmoil, religious oppression and violent influence. The English king defends his throne against the rival claim of his nephew. Opens Nov 17 and runs to Nov 21, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $19-$20. Show Info.
Fat Pig by Neil LaBute (Braveheart Productions). Friends criticize a man when he begins dating a plus-size woman. Opens Nov 18 and runs to Nov 28, Tue-Sat 8 pm. $20-$25. Show Info.
Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson (Theatre by Committee). The ghost of a child wanders around looking for her killer and witnessing the cruelty of her former neighbours. Opens Nov 19 and runs to Nov 29, Thu-Sat (and Nov 29) at 8 pm. $15-$20. Show Info.
The Frog Princess by Suzanne Gauthier (act2studio Works). An evil villain’s thirst for power has a kingdom in chaos in this family-friendly holiday pantomime. Nov 21-23, Sat-Sun 7 pm, mat Sat-Mon 2 pm. $17-$20, child $10. Show Info.