Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of July 16th, 2012

Five For Twenty (Or Less)

We’re riding the coattails of a most successful Fringe festival, so we’ve decided to theme this week’s cheap picks for all the newly transformed theatre freaks out there. You’ve had a taste of affordable theatre and now you’re thirsty for more! Here’s a list of succulent show-treats to satiate that hunger… for now.

MR.MARMALADE by Noah Haidle (Outside the March). A four-year-old’s imaginary friend is a violent drug addict in this black comedy. Previews Jul 16. Opens Jul 17 and runs to Jul 28. $20, under 30 $10 (Mon & Wed only). Holy Family Catholic Church School, 1372 King W.

KING JOHN REDUX (The Pure Carbon Collective). The collective explores the character of Philip the Bastard for Shakespeare’s The Life And Death Of King John. Jul 19-21. $20, stu $15. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley.

MEMORY IN THE MUD (Words In Motion). This movable drama and tour tells the stories of brick makers, POWs and Depression-era homeless people who spent time at the Brick Works. Opens Jul 11 and runs to Sep 29. $20, child $10. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview.

SOLFERINO by Emily Johnson (Rogue & Peasant Theatre). In his final years, the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross struggles with his memories and mental demons. Previews Jul 19. Opens Jul 20 and runs to Jul 21. $10. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire. 905-330-9829,

PORCH VIEW DANCES Kaeja d’Dance presents dance performed by residents on their own porches. Choreographies by Nova Bhattacharya, Michael Caldwell, Karen and Allen Kaeja and others. Jul 19-22. Pwyc. Seaton Village, near Euclid and Bloor, starts at 84 London.