Five For Twenty (or Less)
Looking for something to do this Valentine’s week? Catch a play for less than $20 per person. We’ve handpicked five great shows for you that are easy on the pursestrings. We’ve got a skating troupe, an un-Valentine’s Day show, an Aboriginal story, a winter arts festival, and a play about friends and lovers. Check it out!
Le Patin Libre (Reg Hartt). The contemporary skating troupe presents a video and spoken word performance followed by a live performance of excerpts from its ice show at a nearby rink. Feb 19-21. $15-$20. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. lepatinlibre.com.
No Sweetheart Required (Cabbagetown Theatre Company). This alternative Valentine’s cabaret features comedy, dance, music and theatre by Kim Sprenger, Brent Barkley and others. Feb 9-14. $20, Thu & Mon $10. Whistler’s Grille, 995 Broadview. 416-653-5870.
Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute (Theatre Bassaris). A quartet of friends and lovers confront issues of image, identity, love and betrayal. Previews Feb 14. Opens Feb 15 and runs to Feb 18. $10, preview pwyc. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. theatrebassaris.com.
The Great Mountain by Tracey Power (Red Sky Performance). Drama, dance and movement are used to tell the story of a girl who discovers the power of nature and the importance of courage. Opens Feb 11 and runs to Feb 19. $15-$20. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front E. 416-862-2222, youngpeoplestheatre.ca.
What Are You Doing BACK There?! Winter Arts Festival (Back Burner Productions). Playwrights, musicians, comics, dancers, poets and others showcase their work, featuring Socratic Theatre Collective, Evelyne Russell, random acts of dance and others. Opens Feb 9 and runs to Feb 18. $5-$10 sliding scale. Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen E. facebook.com/events/245691598839371.