Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 21, 2012

Five For Twenty (or Less)

This week’s cheap theatre post is a mixed bag of different types of theatre. For $20 or under a ticket, these five plays will give you a great night out. Check them out!

Aer Time (Femmes du Feu/Zero Gravity Circus). This workshop performance series features new works by aerial artists including Jen Roy, Mark Segal, Kirsten Edwards and others. May 26 at 2 pm. $10. Centre of Gravity West, south entrance, 213 Sterling, suite 100.

Autogeddon by Heathcote Williams (Pandemic Theatre/Happy Trails Productions). An alien visitor observes the behaviour of humans and their cars. Opens May 17 and runs to May 27. $15-$25, May 20 pwyc. Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 55 Mill, bldg 58, studio 313.

Dance Through Time Opera Atelier presents the School of Atelier Ballet performing Renaissance, baroque and 19th-century dances as part of Doors Open Toronto. May 27 at 2 pm. Free. St Lawrence Hall, 157 King E.

Dirt (Soulpepper). In this collective creation, the Academy uses urban stories, movement and multimedia to explores dirt in literal and figurative terms. Previews May 18-22. Opens May 23 and runs to May 26. $20. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666,

Rehearsal Hall (Fresh Herbs at Tarragon). This mini-festival of creations by member of the Young Players Unit and other youth-oriented programs features 10-minute plays, a staged reading and a public panel. May 25-27. Pwyc. Tarragon Theatre, Near Studio, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827,