Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of August 20th, 2012

Five For Twenty (Or Less)

Beginning to feel slightly depressed that the fall season will soon be approaching? Everyone at Mooney on Theatre certainly is. Perhaps you need a hand with forgetting that this hot weather is really coming to an end. Here are five shows to help you hang on to summer – even if it’s only in your dreams.

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 HISTORY OF FORGETTING by David Anderson and Krista Dalby (Clay & Paper Theatre). This play looks at modern hubris and our lack of humility in the face of the past. Previews Jul 25-26. Opens Jul 27 and runs to Aug 26. Pwyc ($10 sugg). Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin S of Bloor. clayandpapertheatre.org.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare (Canadian Stage Shakespeare in High Park). Lovers and actors meet and mingle in an enchanted forest in this classic comedy performed outdoors. Opens Jun 26 and runs to Sep 2. Pwyc ($20 sugg), 14 and under free. High Park Amphitheatre, Bloor W and Parkside. canadianstage.com.

MEMORY IN THE MUD (Words In Motion). This movable drama and tour tells the stories of brick makers, POWs and Depression-era transients who spent time at the Brick Works. Opens Jul 11 and runs to Sep 29. $20, child $10. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/memory-in-the-mud.

MIND READER (Bobby Motta). Mentalist Motta performs a weekly interactive show. Indefinite run, Wed 8 pm $15. The Annex Live, 296 Brunswick. 647-692-3403, bobbymotta.com.