Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the week of August 1, 2011

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Most of you, I’m assuming, spent this past long weekend lounging on your cottage deck. Well, the weekend’s over and it’s time to get out and see some theatre. Some cheap live theatre in the city of Toronto, to be exact. This week we have five shows for you to watch that cost under $20.

And on August 4th, the long-awaited SummerWorks Theatre Festival will begin. SummerWorks tickets are only $15 each, and money-saving passes are available too. Mooney on Theatre will be providing extensive coverage on every single show in the Festival. Stay tuned this week for all the SummerWorks reviews you can handle!

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.

DUSK DANCES 2011 presents the outdoor dance festival featuring Karen Kaeja, Lua Shayenne & Roshanak Jaberi, the Contingency Plan, Throwdown Collective and Michael Caldwell. Opens Aug 2 and runs to Aug 7, Tue-Sun 7 pm. Pwyc. Withrow Park, 725 Logan.

ISLAND SOUL (Harbourfront Centre). This Caribbean cultural festival features an Ole Mas carnival parade, dance, music and more. Jul 29-Aug 1, see website for schedule. Free. 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000,

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare (Humber River Shakespeare Co). Mistaken identities lead to trouble in this comedy presented outdoors. Opens Jul 24 at 2 pm. Jul 30-Aug 1, Sat 7 pm, Sun-Mon 2 pm. Pwyc. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. 416-209-2026,

WHAT’S CLASSICAL? Harbourfront Centre presents a music festival with tango demonstrations by Rhythm & Motion and a performance by Tango Soul. Aug 5-7, see website for schedule. Free. 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000,