Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the week of August 15, 2011

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Looking for some cheap Toronto theatre this week? Here are five shows that you can see for $20 or less. Get out there and check out some inexpensive live theatre – it’s a great way to spend your free time and try something new.

BABEL RAP by John Lazarus (Speakeasy Productions). Two men building the Tower of Babel argue about the job and what the structure means. Aug 18-20 at 7:30 pm. $15, stu $12. Bread & Circus, 299 Augusta.

DUSK DANCES 2011 presents outdoor dance by Santee Smith, Jenn Goodwin, Jon ‘Drops’ Reid, Roshanak Jaberi and Lua Shayenne. Aug 18-21, Thu-Sun 7 pm. Pwyc. Earlscourt Park, St Clair W at Caledonia.

INTO THE WOODS by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim (StageWorks Toronto). Characters from popular fairy tales reunite in a musical about wishes and consequences. Aug 18-21, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mats Sat-Sun 2 pm. $20. Annex Theatre, 730 Bathurst. 416-803-5287,

MASALA! MEHNDI! MASTI! Harbourfront Centre and Satya Arts present the South Asian arts fest, including dance by Swar Sadhana, Dandiya Raas, Sanskriti Arts, Tarana Dance Academy and more. Aug 19-21, see website for schedule. Free. 235 Queens Quay W.

THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare (Canadian Stage Dream in High Park). A jealous king puts his wife on trial in this outdoor production. Opens Jun 28 and runs to Sep 4, Tue-Sun 8 pm. Pwyc ($20 sugg); under 14 free. High Park Amphitheatre, Bloor W and Parkside.