Five For Twenty (or Less)
This week’s cheap theatre post lists five live theatre shows in Toronto that are only $20 or lower per ticket. Our picks include productions by Why Not Theatre, FroMast Productions, U of T’s Centre for Drama, Stages, and Acting Up Stage Dark Night Cabaret Series. Have a fun night out!
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, tarragontheatre.com.
A Really Bad Play by Daniel Stolfi (FroMast Productions). A cast of understudies, a bad script and poor production derail a theatre show in this comedy. Opens Jan 31 and runs to Feb 4. $15-$20. Pia Bouman School, 6 Noble. areallybadplay.eventbrite.com.
Festival Of Original Theatre (U of T Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies). The conference and festival features panels and workshops plus performances of Beatriz Pizano’s La Maleta, Helen Vosters’ Performing Peace and others. Feb 2-5. Free. Robert Gill Theatre, 214 College. foot2012.wordpress.com.
Henri Fabergé’s Heligoland Follies (Stages). This monthly six-part performance series features music, comedy, film and narrative theatre about an 1820s community trying to reach a utopian ideal. Oct 6 at 9 pm. Nov 3 at 9 pm. Dec 1 at 10 pm (doors 9 pm). Jan 12 at 9 pm. Feb 2 at 9 pm. Mar 1 at 9 pm. Pwyc. Hart House, Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle. harthouse.utoronto.ca/arts/stages/henri.
Tales From A Suitcase by Laura Caswell (Acting Up Stage Dark Night Cabaret Series). Caswell weaves together musical theatre standards and pop favourites to tell a personal story. Jan 30 at 8 pm. $20. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley. 416-368-3110, actingupstage.com.