Five For Twenty (or Less)
This week’s cheap theatre offers to take you away for a lot less than a vacation. You can travel back in time, fly through the air, rise from depression, visit ‘cracktown,’ or even stay at the airport, all for under $20.
AIRSHIP (Queer Pride 2012/Femmes du Feu). This sexy steampunk circus features aerial dance, music and acrobatics. Jun 23 at 8:30 pm. $15-$20. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.
BAGGAGE by Kelly Aija Zemnickis (Green with Envy Productions). While stuck in an airport overnight, a soon-to-be-married writer meets a woman who makes him question his future. Jun 19-20 at 7:30 pm. $15. Black Swan, 154 Danforth. greenwithenvyproductions.ca.
DAVID TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS FROM CRACKTOWN The Flying Beaver Pubaret presents the comedy writer/performer in an autobiographical solo show. Jun 22 7:30 pm. $15-$20. 488 Parliament. 647-347-6567, pubaret.com.
LAWRENCE AND HOLLOMAN by Morris Panych (Scrim for Rent Productions). A suicidal loser meets a happy-go-lucky salesman in this dark comedy. Opens Jun 11 and runs to Jun 21. $20. Winchester Kitchen & Bar, 51A Winchester. brownpapertickets.com/event/252450.
SOCKDOLAGER by Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton (The Templeton Philharmonic). This site-specific dark comedy looks at an exciting time in Toronto’s history. Previews Jun 14 at 9 pm. Opens Jun 15 and runs to Jun 29. $17-$20. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen W. 416-597-0227 ext 2, thetempletonphilharmonic.blogspot.ca.