Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the week of July 25th, 2011

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

This week’s Cheap Theatre edition features 5 shows that cost under $20. There is no specific theme other than it’s all mainly local, cheap theatre. If you didn’t get a chance to catch a Fringe show here’s your chance to get out and see the best of the best this week.

BEST OF FRINGE UPTOWN (Fringe Toronto). Encore performances of Hypnogogic Logic By Uncalled ForELLAmentaryLiving With Henry;Kim’s ConvenienceLove, VirtuallyMickey & JudyPitch Blond;Remember, Maggy?The SoapsThe Travelling Salesman & His Magical Suitcase Of Desires; and Tiki Bikini Beach Paradise Party A-Go-Go. Opens Jul 20 and runs to Aug 5, shows performed in rep, nightly at 7 and 9 pm, mats Jul 29-30 at 4 pm. See website for details. $15. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge. tocentre.com.

FIERCE MONSTERS by Rebecca Buttigieg (The Pop Group). This old-fashioned western with a twist gets a staged reading. Jul 31 at 7 pm. Pwyc. Victory café, upstairs, 581 Markham. 416-516-5787.

SELKIEMAID (Little Red Theatre). A magical seal meets a special child in this play for ages four to 12. Opens Jul 23 and runs to Jul 29, sat 2 pm, Thu-Fri and Mon-Tue 1:30 pm, see website for other times. $11, child $9. Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston. 416-533-8848, littleredtheatre.on.ca.

SURVIVAL OF THE FIERCEST by Shawn Hitchins (run ginger run). Hitchins performs his comedic musical cabaret about urban survival. Jul 27 at 8 pm. Pwyc. Buddies in bad times theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, shawnhitchins.com.

THE OCCUPATION OF HEATHER ROSE by Wendy Jill (Isolation Proximity Theatre). A woman falls down the rabbit hole and ends up in her own deconstructive wonderland. Jul 28-30 at 8 pm. $12-$15. Unit 102 studio, 46 noble. Isolationproximitytheatre@gmail.com.

 

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  1. … there’s a called “vivacity” this weekend (starting friday) that also fits here, and might be worth note too, if the last vivacity is anything to go by. the last one (i saw) was at the winchester street theatre in late december ’10 … the actors — all youth, all pretty much newcomers to the stage — seemed totally relaxed while performing, which made the material roll-off sooo naturally. … i particularly admire this, because the material, that deals ostensibly with local social issues, had the potential to be dry or awkward. instead it was drenched in the cool charisma of the actors. …

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