Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
The options for budget-friendly theatre this week are so varied and diverse that we’re forgoing a theme altogether! Your options may take you anywhere from 1930s film sets to present-day Jamaica to fairy tale forests! Check ’em out beneath the cut!
Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig (Village Players). A golf tournament and romantic entanglements stress out a country club president in this classic farce. Apr 22 to May 14, Thu-Sat 8 pm (and Apr 27), Sun 2 pm. $18-$22. Show Info.
Votes For Women (And Other Lies) (Empty Box Theatre Company). Six women search for the women’s right to vote in Canada in this work-in-progress staging of a collectively created devised comedy. Opens May 7 and runs to May 14. Fri-Sun 8 pm, mat May 14 at 2 pm. $11-$15, mat pwyc. Show Info.
She Mami Wata & The Pussy Witchhunt. The Watah Theatre present d’bi.young anitafrika’s second instalment in her Orisha Trilogy. Three friends growing up in present-day Jamaica are challenged to re-negotiate their relationship under revised “anti-buggery” laws. Opens May 4 and runs to May 22, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25, stu $20. In the TPM BackSpace. Show Info.
The Forest: An Exhibition of Cautionary Tales. (Red One Theatre Collective). More than a dozen 19th-century cautionary tales for children are re-imagined for the stage. Opens Apr 22 and runs to May 8, Wed-Sun 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm. $25. Show Info.
Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig (Amicus Productions). Oberon and Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) find themselves on a 1930s Hollywood film set in this comedy. Opens Apr 28 and runs to May 7, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat May 1 and 7 at 2 pm. $22, stu/srs $20. Show Info.