Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of April 9, 2012

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

This week’s cheap theatre post features five great shows for $20 or less per person. We’ve got an interactive children’s fairytale, a Tennessee Williams play (plus a Brecht bonus!), and plays that involve duck-watching, b-boying, and pop culture. Check one out this week!

Jack And The Giant Beanstalk by Linda A Carson (Young People’s Theatre). This version of the classic children’s folk tale features audience participation. Opens Apr 2 and runs to Apr 21. $10-$20. 165 Front E. 416-862-2222, youngpeoplestheatre.ca.

Orpheus Descending/Happy End by Tennessee Williams/Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht (George Brown College Theatre School). Williams’s Southern retelling of the Orpheus myth and the Weill/Brecht surrealistic musical comedy are presented in repertory. Opens Apr 10 and runs to Apr 21. $18, srs $12, stu $7. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666, youngcentre.ca.

The Duck Variations by David Mamet (Glance Productions). Two friends watch ducks in a park while obliquely talking about life, aging and death. Opens Apr 3 and runs to Apr 14. $18, stu/srs $15. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. 416-845-9411, glanceproductions.ca.

The Evolution of B-boying The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre presents a street dance showcase with dancer/choreographer Yvon Soglo. Apr 12 at noon. Free. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.

The Simian Showcase (Monkeyman Productions). Short plays by Sarah Bowden, Nick Philpott, Matthew Ivan Bennett and DJ Sylvis deal with themes of geek/fandom/pop culture. Opens Apr 13 and runs to Apr 21. $10. Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas E. monkeymanproductions.com.