Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of March 5, 2012

Five For Twenty (or Less)

There’s quite a bit going on in the Toronto theatre scene this week but we’ve narrowed it down to five shows under $20 so hopefully you can make it to at least one. There’s a couple of comedies including the hilarious The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid, a family drama, an emerging artists theatre festival and even a production by Young People’s Theatre. There truly is something for everyone this week so grab a friend and head out for an evening of affordable theatre. 

Frances And Marybeth by Neale Kimmel ((bracket) Theatre). A woman looks to forget her heartbreak by planning a double-date night with her sister in this comedy. Opens Mar 8 and runs to Mar 18. $20, Sun pwyc. Factory Theatre, Studio, 125 Bathurst.

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,

Paprika Festival (Tarragon Theatre). This festival presents new works by emerging artists, alumni and more, including works by Evan Vipond, Rosamund Small, Josh Korngut, the Creators’ Unit and more. Opens Mar 1 and runs to Mar 10. $5, Occupy Paprika $20. Extra Space, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827,

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.

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,