Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of February 20, 2012

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. breengodfrey@gmail.com.

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

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