Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of October 25

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

This week’s budget-friendly picks include two plays by William Shakespeare, a free Opera, a dystopian future tale, and a mother-daughter themed show performed by non-actors. Check out the listings below the cut.

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare (Seven Siblings Theatre). The story of betrayal, lust, revenge and honour is staged with full-sized puppets and actors. Previews Oct 27, opens Oct 28 and runs to Nov 6, Wed-Sun 8 pm, mat Nov 5 at 2 pm. $20-$25, preview $10. At The Citadel. Show Info.

Bonds Beyond by Colleen Osborn (Glass Reflections Theatre Collective). In a future dystopian society, people trade worrying and grieving over death for a chance at a beta version of a digital afterlife in this play about technology, love, family and death. Oct 27-29, Thu (preview), Fri & Sat 7:30 pm. $15. At Array Space. Show Info.

Like Mother, Like Daughter. Koffler Centre of the Arts/Why Not Theatre/Complicite). At each performance, four different pairs of real-life mothers and daughters (no professional actors) engage in a game of answering questions randomly chosen by the host from a big stack of cards on stage, followed by talkback session and community meal. Opens Oct 26 and runs to Oct 30, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $20 stu/srs $15. At 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture & the Arts. Show Info.

King Lear by William Shakespeare (Mortar & Pestle Productions). The old king gradually descends into madness after foolishly dividing his kingdom based on flattery. Opens Oct 25 and runs to Oct 29, Tue-Fri 8 pm, Sat 5 pm. $15. At Gerrard Art Space. Show Info.

Porgi, Amor: The Operatic Music of Mozart. (COC) Artists from U of T Opera present a compilation of scenes from works by WA Mozart. Oct 25 at noon. Free. Part of the Free Concerts Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Show Info.