Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of September 12, 2011

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Looking for something fun to do this week? Try some live theatre without breaking the bank! We’ve listed five shows that are playing this week that are $20 or cheaper. With this potpourri of different choices, there’s sure to be something you’ll love!

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller (Theatre.IV.Mimmo). Miller’s play about 1950s Italian immigrants gets a staged reading. Sep 14-15, Wed-Thu 7 pm. $15 sugg donation. Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence W.

IMPATIENT THEATRE CO presents improv by its students. 7 pm. Free. House Party, scenes by ITC teams. 8 pm. $5. The Incubator, improv w/ Rubicon and Iron Coffin. 10 pm. $5. Real Autobiographies, improv based on the bios of public figures. 11 pm. Free. Sep 13. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-238-7337,

PAINS OF YOUTH by Ferdinand Bruckner (WORKhouse Theatre). Seven youths struggle with love, sex, crime, suicide and coming of age in 1920s Austria. Opens Sep 7 and runs to Sep 17, Tue-Sun 7 pm, mats Sep 10-11 at 2 pm. $20. Unit 102 Theatre, 46 Noble.

PEOPLE4CHANGE by Raymond Bobgan (lemonTree creations/TheThem). Three people are moved to create positive change after witnessing a death on the subway tracks. Previews Sep 13. Opens Sep 14 and runs to Sep 24, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $15, mat pwyc. Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529,

THE QUEENS by Normand Chaurette (Glasswater Theatre). Six royal women scheme to gain power in this play inspired by Shakespeare’s Richard III. Opens Sep 8 and runs to Sep 18, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $15. Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79A St. George. 416-978-8849,