Five For Twenty (or Less)
Looking for cheap live Toronto theatre? You’ve come to the right place, my friend! Here are five shows in Toronto playing this week that you can see for under $20 a ticket the week of November 21, 2011. Our cheap theatre picks include a play at the Cameron House, a Woody Allen play, a b-boy play written by Kim’ s Convenience playwright Ins Choi, a play about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck written by Mindy Kaling, and a Second City Christmas show! See the rest of the post for all the theatre-licious details.
Class City (Action Slacks). An Irish immigrant family struggles to establish themselves in Toronto in this improvised play. Opens Nov 14 and runs to Nov 28, Mon 8 pm. $15. Cameron House, 408 Queen W. classcitytoronto.eventbrite.com.
Death (A Play!) by Woody Allen (art & lies productions). A young man is forced to face his fear of death in this physically stylized absurd play. Opens Nov 23 and runs to Nov 26, Wed-Fri 8 pm, Sat 7 pm. $15. Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen W. artandliesproductions.com.
Enter The Shadow: The Life Of A B-Boy Harbourfront Centre Fresh Ground presents a fusion of hip-hop, dance and theatre by youth group Break it Down and playwright Ins Choi that looks at b-boy lifestyle and culture. Nov 24-27, Thu-Sat 7 pm, Sun 2 pm. $28, srs $24, stu $15. Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com.
Matt & Ben by Brenda Withers and Mindy Kaling (Theatre Elusive). Matt Damon and Ben Affleck struggle to find success as screenwriters in this satire. Opens Nov 16 and runs to Nov 26, Wed-Mon 8 pm, mat Nov 19 at 3 pm. $20, stu $18 (totix.ca). Annex Theatre, 730 Bathurst. theatreelusive.com.
The Miracle On Mercer Street Second City presents all-ages seasonal comedy mixing live-action sketches with puppetry and songs. Opens Nov 19 and runs to Dec 17, Sat Saturdays at noon. $12, family 4-pack $40. 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, secondcity.com.