Five For Twenty (or Less)
This week we have five great live theatre shows you can check out in Toronto. The first play is a piece of visual theatre for all ages, the next is a psycho thriller that consists of two one-act plays, we also have a documentary play about a farmer, a show based on historical women like Virginia Woolf, Anne Sexton and Slyvia Plath and finally we have an autobiographical show that looks at the struggles of a composer. There is definitely something for everyone this week, so get out there.
EVERYTHING UNDER THE MOON by Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows (Harbourfront World Stage/Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery). Multimedia and visual artist Boyle and musician Fellows combine live drawings, projections and music in an all-ages show. Opens Feb 18 and runs to Feb 23. $15, child $10. Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000,harbourfrontcentre.com.
PSYCHO THRILLER THEATRE (Sunny Breaks Productions/Breen Godfrey). Two one–act plays by Breen Godfrey are staged. Opens Feb 16 and runs to Feb 26. $12. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEDS by Annabel Soutar (Crow’s Theatre/Porte Parole). A Canadian farmer battles a biotech giant in court in this documentary play about the future of food. Previews Feb 18-21. Opens Feb 22 and runs to Mar 10. $10-$35. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666,crowstheatre.com.
THE BIG SMOKE by Amy Nostbakken and Nir Paldi (Theatre Ad Infinitum Canada/Why Not Theatre). This solo a cappella performance is inspired by the lives of Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Previews Feb 21. Opens Feb 22 and runs to Mar 4. $25, stu/srs $18, Sun pwyc. Factory Theatre, Studio, 125 Bathurst. 416-504-9971, factorytheatre.ca.
TICK, TICK… BOOM! by Jonathan Larson (Half Pint Theatre). Larson’s autobiographical musical looks at an aspiring composer trying to make a start in 90s New York City. Feb 23-26. $16.Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555. theatre-musical.com