Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of August 15th

blehFive Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

This week we have an eclectic mix of shows: some are outdoors, some inside; some are solo shows, some are ensemble pieces; some are classics and some are brand new! Embrace the richness of the Toronto theatre scene with these varied picks–all of which won’t cost you more than 25 dollars at the door!

Life Records. Written and performed by Rhiannon Archer, directed by Lara Johnson. This solo show from the 2015 Fringe Festival looks at the songs that make their ways in to our lives and become the soundtrack to our memories. Aug 19-21, Fri-Sun 9:30 pm. $10. Show Info.

Dreams / Tough! (ENSEMBLE Canadian Youth Theatre) The plays by Wajdi Mouawad and George F. Walker are performed in repertory. Previews from Aug 9, opens Aug 16 and runs to Aug 20. $15 each or both for $20, previews pwyc at the door or $15 reserved. DREAMS (Rêves) poetically explores the complexities of loss, loneliness and the hidden anger that ensues from a war-torn childhood. Aug 9, 11, 13, 15-20 at 9 pm. TOUGH! tackles gender roles and identity, teen pregnancy and alienation, taking a hard look at youth on the brink of adult responsibility. Aug 10 & 12 at 9 pm; Aug 13, 15-20 at 7:30 pm. Show Info.

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare in the Ruff). The romantic tragedy is performed outdoors. Previews from Aug 16, opens Aug 20 and runs to Sep 4, Tue-Sun 8 pm. Pwyc. Show Info.

All the Things I’ve Lost. UnSpun Theatre & The Make It Real Project present an art exhibit and performance piece by Shira Leuchter. Leuchter revisits significant objects that have been lost throughout her life alongside her mother, a ceramist, who will reinvent, recreate and honour the lost childhood objects by re-making them out of clay. Opens Aug 11 and runs to Aug 20, Thu-Fri 7 pm, Wed & Sat 3 pm. Free. Show Info.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Dauntless City Theatre Company). The darkly comedic masterpiece of mistaken identities and misplaced love is performed outdoors. Opens Aug 6 and runs to Aug 28, Sat & Sun 1 pm (no show Aug 14). Pwyc, $10 suggested donation. Show Info.

Picture pulled from Bad Dog Theatre‘s website.