Five For Twenty (or Less)
Looking for some cheap live theatre shows in Toronto this week? Here’s five shows for $20 or less per ticket – and as a bonus we’ve thrown in a reading of new play about Emily Carr and Lucy Maud Montgomery. You’ll love our picks this week; we’ve got everything from culinary clowns to postmodern Faust.
Claret & Amber by Susan Shillingford (Whistling Fish Productions). The new play about an encounter between Emily Carr and Lucy Maud Montgomery gets a reading. Mar 30 at 7:30 pm. Pwyc. Berkeley Street Theatre, Rehearsal Hall, 26 Berkeley. whistlingfishproductions.com.
Drakul(j)a by Erol Boran (U of T German Department/Theater DU). This adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel is set in a lunatic asylum where the line between doctors and patients is blurred. Mar 29-31. Free. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire. german.utoronto.ca/index.html.
Faust In The Box by Bridge Markland (Goethe-Institut). Markland performs her adaptation of Goethe’s classic with hand-puppets and pop music. Mar 29-30. Free. 2nd floor, 100 University.goethe.de/toronto.
Morro And Jasp: Go Bake Yourself by Heather Marie Annis, Byron Laviolette and Amy Lee (Up your Nose and In your Toes (U.N.I.T.) Productions). The Fringe-fest famous clown sisters go on a culinary adventure in this new show. Previews Mar 21. Opens Mar 22 and runs to Mar 31. $15, kids’ mats $10, preview pwyc. Cahoots Theatre Company, 388 Queen E. morroandjasp.com.
Smother by Omar Hady (The Theatre Lab). A man seeks a family of his own but is burdened by his guilt-tripping mother. Mar 29-31. $5-$10. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. theatrelab.ca.
The Nun’s Vacation by Tom Walmsley (Doghouse Riley Productions). This play about a nun, an ex-priest turned psychologist and one of his patients looks at the nature of love, god and tolerance. Opens Mar 23 and runs to Apr 8. $20. Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor W. dhrproductions.com.