Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Same as last week, we’re mixing our Next Stage Theatre Festival picks with some non-festival fare to give you a sense of what’s going on in the city for theatre this week! The one thing they’ve all got in common is their budget-friendly price tag. Take a look under the cut:
From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood. (Rebecca Perry Productions/Next Stage Theatre Festival). Rebecca Perry and Quinton Naughton perform a show about trailblazing ingenues in the golden age of cinema. Opens Jan 6 and runs to Jan 17, see website for schedule. $10, passes $48-$90. Antechamber. Show Info.
Riding on a Cloud By Rabih Mroué, presented as part of the Progress Festival. This drama partially based on true events investigates the personal and political legacy of conflict and trauma. The playwright and his brother appear on stage as themselves, recounting memories from the Lebanese Civil War. Performed in Arabic w/ English surtitles. Jan 14-16, Thu-Sat 7 pm. $20-$25. Show Info.
All Our Yesterdays by Chloe Hung (AnOther Theatre/Next Stage Theatre Festival). Two sisters kidnapped by Boko Haram journey through memory of their captivity and other struggles. Opens Jan 7 and runs to Jan 17, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$90. Studio. Show Info.
C&P Work-In-Progress Night (Clay and Paper Theatre) New performances and projects in the making by local street performers, puppeteers and theatre practitioners. Jan 15 at 7 pm. $5 or pwyc. Show Info.
Agamemnon by Nicolas Billon (Theatreworks Productions/The Agamemnon Collective/Next Stage Theatre Festival). Clytemnestra waits for Agamemnon with murder in her heart in this contemporized re-imagining of the opening chapter of Aeschylus’ Oresteia. Opens Jan 6 and runs to Jan 17, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$90. Mainspace. Show Info.