Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
This week, the theme centres around gods, fairies, and ghosts. Whether these stories adapt fairy tales or feature elements of various mythologies, all of these picks have something to offer that’s just a little beyond this world. Check ’em out under the cut.
Princesses Don’t Grow on Trees by Andrea Scott (SSCT). A girl’s wish comes true, taking her to a fairy-tale land, in this play for ages 4 and up. Apr 2-24, Sat-Sun 11 am & 2 pm. $16. Show Info.
IBlithe. Red Sandcastle Theatre presents Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit reinvented for the digital age. Directed by David Huband. Opens Mar 24 and runs to Apr 2, Thu-Sun 8 pm. $20. Show Info.
The Skriker by Caryl Churchill (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts). Determined to avenge a ravaged planet, an ancient fairy takes on many forms as it pursues two young women. Opens Mar 29 and runs to Apr 2, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $22. Show Info.
Boxes Buried Deep written and performed by Sage Tyrtle (Sage Tyrtle/Toronto Storytelling Festival). Solo show about a scary witch, a charming prince and a malevolent fairy vying for a young girl’s attention. Apr 2 at 7:30 pm. $15. Show Info.
Esu Crossing the Middle Passage by d’bi.young anitafrika (Watah Theatre/Storefront). This solo play (part 1 of a new trilogy) looks at the journey into the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, embodied by the spirit of Esu – the trickster God of Ifa, told through movement, poetry and sound. Opens Apr 1 and runs to Apr 17, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20-$25. Show Info.