Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of October 11

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

This week’s budget-friendly picks include an old-timey variety show, a story about the complications and joys of women’s friendships, queer science fiction horror, and a series of vignettes about the nuances of the Palestinian occupation. Check out the listings below the cut.

Terzetto. L’Aubergine and Centre francophone de Toronto present a theatrical show for young audiences combining acrobatics, clown and mime. Oct 16 at 2 pm. $13.50, kids 12 & under $5.50. At Fleck Dance Theatre. Show Info.

Keffiyeh/Made in China by Dalia Taha (Afsah Theatre). Eight vignettes attempt to find a repressed humanity amongst the invisible forces of occupation in Palestine. Oct 14-16, Fri-Sat 7 pm, mat Sat-Sun 4 pm. $15, stu/srs $10. At Beit Zatoun. Show Info.

Tire Swing by Curtis te Brinke (Filament Incubator). Queer science fiction horror story about learning to say goodbye to a fallen friend. Previews Oct 13, opens Oct 14 and runs to Oct 22, Tue-Sun 7:30 pm. $15-$18, preview $10. At Kensington Hall. Show Info.

Bianca and Finn: A Golden Age Revival. Bianca Heuvelmans and Thomas Finn perform a 1940s/50s-themed variety show, guest appearances by Jeffrey Bowers, Michell Nash and others. Oct 12 at 8 pm. $20, adv $15. At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Show Info.

How We Are by Polly Phokeev (Mikaela Davies/Polly Phokeev Productions). Two women unravel the complicated lines between romance and friendship, and the grey areas of consent in this evolving site-specific work. Opens Oct 11 and runs to Oct 15, Tue-Sat 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $20-$25. Location revealed with ticket purchase. Show Info.

One thought on “Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of October 11”

  1. As an avid attendee of theatrical events in Toronto, I am very pleased to see such a tremendously vibrant list of shows that appeal to many different audiences. Living in a city such as this that values theatre so much is a wonderful luxury, and I look forward to viewing many of these!

    The word cheap, when applied to most subject areas, implies poor quality and poor value. But when it comes to theatre, I have witnessed multiple times that the cheap shows are often the best. Alot of eager starting actors/actresses make stage debuts in shows such as these, which provides a much more emotional and personal experience, and the subject areas tend to have a much broader and more relevant range; another wonderful benefit of shows such as these!!

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