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Jess is an East coast transplant to Toronto who stumbled into her love of theatre via her social media gig at Ballyhoo Push Pin Media, and stumbled into review writing via an open call to cover the 2015 Fringe Festival for MoT. In addition to writing for MoT, she also blogs about dating, white supremacy, fat politics, theatre, graphic design, and sex at thejessgillis.blogspot.com. She’s a self-taught freelance graphic designer by trade, and a visual artist by passion. She sells and displays her wares at jessgillis.com. She’s passionate about laughter, anti-oppression, sex workers’ rights, body positivity, vegan food, cycling, good TV, and swimming. If you want to follow her foodie, nail art, and pet sitting posts, you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheJessGillis

Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of July 25th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of July 25th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. Get ready for some open-air theatrics—ranging from Pirates to Shakespeare—that will garner a standing ovation in your wallet! Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of July 24th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of July 24th, 2017

Do you like some Shakespeare, and do you think it’s sexy, to watch his plays under the stars? If yes, you’re going to be thrilled with this Shakespeare filled week on Toronto’s indoor AND outdoor stages! It’s not all Shakespeare though, and our publisher Megan is on hand to share her top picks in RED. Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of July 17th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of July 17th, 2017

If you’re reading this, it means we at Mooney on Theatre all survived Fringe—aka Theatre Christmas—and we hope you did too. Jumping back into the swing of things, we’ve got some stellar post-Fringe shows on Toronto stages this week, including some open-air Shakespeare, and a play that takes place on a… boat? Our assistant editor Jess (that’s me!) is on hand to share her top picks in RED. Check them out below the cut:

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FRINGE FOR FREE! TORONTO FRINGE TICKET GIVEAWAYS FOR SHOWS ON Wednesday, July 12

Fringe For Free GraphicAs we approach the end of an intense Fringe week—are you ready for a nap? We’re ready for a nap!—it’s time to get in those last few shows you’ve been craving or are perhaps just curious about!

We’re passionate about getting people into seats, and about keeping theatre in Toronto as accessible as possible. Not everyone has wads of disposable income to spend on endless productions. Toronto is expensive!

Luckily, we’re here to help! We’ve got free tickets to five Fringe shows playing on Sunday, July 12th! Just click “Read More” for the contest rules, times, and descriptions of the 5 incredible shows we’ve got lined up for Sunday, July 12th!

Don’t forget! We’re giving out FREE tickets for every day of the festival, so be sure to check back every day!

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FRINGE FOR FREE! TORONTO FRINGE TICKET GIVEAWAYS FOR SHOWS ON SUNDAY, JULY 9TH

Fringe For Free GraphicHappy Fringing, Toronto! If you’re as hardcore as us over here at Mooney on Theatre, you’ve already seen a few – or more – shows, and wishing you could see them ALL (though, we actually DO see them all!).

Do you have any standout favourites yet? Any you regret spending that hard-earned money on? Looking at your bank balance – and your MUST-SEE Fringe list – and not feeling the love?

We’re here to help! We’ve got free tickets to five Fringe shows playing on Sunday, July 9th! Just click “Read More” for the contest rules, times, and descriptions of the 5 incredible shows we’ve got lined up for Sunday, July 9th!

Don’t forget! We’re giving out FREE tickets for every day of the festival, so be sure to check back every day!

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Kara Sevda – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Releases

From the press release:

Now What Theatre is pleased to announce its inaugural international tour of the play Kara Sevda.

Written by Lisa VillaMil and directed by Kat Haan, the tour began performances at the Ithaca Fringe Festival on April 21, where it won the 2017 Audience Choice Award. The multi-fringe tour includes stops in Tampa (where the production was hailed “an increasingly moving testament to both the good and the evil humans are capable of”), Washington D.C., and Toronto, and will culminate with a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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The Food Project – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

Theatre By Committee presents the world premiere of
The Food Project
Created by Theatre By Committee
Directed by Ben Hayward
Presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival
Featuring Veronica Baron, Owen Fawcett, Brandon Gillespie, Emmelia Gordon, Lindsey Middleton, & Jonathan Walls
Set, Costume, Sound & Lighting Design by Kelly Anderson
Produced by Laura McCallum

TORONTO (June 5, 2017) – Theatre By Committee presents the world premiere of The Food Project, a collective creation by Theatre By Committee. Directed by Theatre By Committee’s Ben Hayward (Best Play, Hamilton Fringe Festival ’16) The Food Project examines our relationship to Canadian food systems.

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