Five For Twenty (or Less)
This week we have five great live theatre shows you can check out in Toronto for $20 or less per person. For the week of February 27, watch two newly freed female prisoners; an adaptation of The Neverending Story; a play about a Viking’s obsession with power and libido; an Occupy Wall Street version of Marat/Sade; and a drama put on by Native Earth. There is definitely something for everyone this week, so get out there!
This Wide Night by Chloë Moss (Mermaid Parade). Two women just out of prison try to survive and connect with the outside world. Opens Mar 1 and runs to Mar 17. $20, stu/srs $15, Sun pwyc. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. 416-845-9411, redsandcastletheatre.com.
The Neverending Story based on a novel by Michael Ende, adapted by David S Craig (Roseneath Theatre). A bullied boy seeks refuge in books and is drawn into an epic adventure. Previews Feb 27. Opens Feb 28 and runs to Mar 17. $10-$20. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front E. 416-862-2222, youngpeoplestheatre.ca.
The Lost Sagas Of Tjorvi The Flaccid by Jiv Parasram (Pandemic Theatre). This farcical tale of an insecure Viking warlord explores society’s obsession with power and libido. Opens Mar 1 and runs to Mar 10. $10-$15. Unit 102 Studio, 376 Dufferin. pandemictheatre.ca.
Move(me.)ant by Dan Pelletier (Theatre Glendon). This adaptation of Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade looks at the Occupy Wall Street movement. Performances will also be livestreamed online. Opens Feb 28 and runs to Mar 3. $10, stu $5. Glendon Campus Theatre, 2275 Bayview. 416-487-6822, facebook.com/OccupyTheatreGlendon.
Free As Injuns by Tara Beagan (Native Earth Performing Arts). This poetic drama looks at blood ties, entitlement, inheritance and legacy. Previews Feb 28-29. Opens Mar 1 and runs to Mar 18. $10-$20. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, nativeearth.ca.