Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of July 23rd, 2012

Five For Twenty (Or Less)

In the midst of one of the hottest summers the city of Toronto has ever seen, why not spend an evening outdoors without well, really spending. Be entertained under the stars and enjoy some of the great things this city has to offer. Here are five affordable shows that are all being performed outside!

ADVENTURES IN SLUMBERLAND (Frolick). This all-ages show about a young boy’s dream world is an adaptation of Winsor McCay’s comic strip Little Nemo In Slumberland. Opens Jul 1 and runs to Aug 26. $10 or pwyc. Olympic Island Lagoon Theatre, near Centre Island ferry dock, over the bridge. frolick.ca.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare (Driftwood Theatre Bard’s Bus Tour). Young lovers mingle in an enchanted forest in this classic comedy performed outdoors. Opens Jul 24 and runs to Jul 29. Pwyc. Withrow Park, 725 Logan. 905-576-2396, driftwoodtheatre.com.

DIVERGENT DANCES FOR WINDOWS AND WALLS. Anandam Dancetheatre presents a choreographic installation featuring dance and aerial arts including performances on the building’s exterior walls. Previews Jul 24. Opens Jul 25 and runs to Jul 28. $30, stu/srs $20, preview $15, closing night gala $75-$125. Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor W. anandam.ca.

DUSK DANCES presents outdoor dance by La Otra Orilla, BoucharDanse, Allen Kaeja & Troy Feldman and Tamla Matthews. Jul 26-28. Pwyc. Neilson Park, Neilson Rd and Finch E. duskdances.ca.

TROILUS & CRESSIDA by William Shakespeare (UC Follies Theatre Company). The romantic tragedy is performed outdoors. Bring your own blanket. Opens Jul 18 and runs to Jul 28. $10, stu/srs $8, Wed pwyc. Hart House Circle, 7 Hart House Circle. uofttix.ca.