Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of January 23, 2012

Five For Twenty (or Less)

This week’s cheap theatre has a multi-cultural flavour to it. There’s a show that deals with an illegal immigrant’s search for his sister, the other looks at an Indo-Canadian’s vacation back home, there’s a couple of Greek mythology inspired shows and lastly a double bill dance show. There’s definitely enough variety here for you to pick something and experience some super cheap, live theatre this week. Get out there and catch a show!

THE GOLDEN DRAGON by Roland Schimmelpfennig (Tarragon Theatre). A restaurant’s kitchen staff help an illegal immigrant search for his lost sister. Previews Jan 10-17. Opens Jan 18 and runs to Feb 19. $20-$51. 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827,

A BRIMFUL OF ASHA by Asha and Ravi Jain (Why Not Theatre). An Indo-Canadian man discovers that his Indian vacation is actually a wife-seeking scheme by his parents. Previews Jan 24-25. Opens Jan 26 and runs to Feb 18. $18-$22, stu/previews $15-$19. Tarragon Theatre, ExtraExtra Space, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827,

GOD: A PLAY by Woody Allen (Trinity College Dramatic Society). Audience members become part of the story in this play within a play using devices from ancient Greek theatre. Opens Jan 25 and runs to Jan 28. $10, stu $5. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire.

THE TROJAN WOMEN by Euripides, translated by Gwendolyn MacEwen (Alumnae Theatre). The women of Troy seek their voice amidst the destruction of war in this exploration of feminist ideals. Opens Jan 20 and runs to Feb 4. $20, Wed 2-for-1, Sun pwyc. 70 Berkeley. 416-364-4170,

TOMATO SOUP Typecast Dance Company and DanceWorks CoWorks present a double bill featuring new works by Pamela Rasbach and Missy Morris. Jan 26-28. $18. Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester.