Five for Twenty (Or Less)
Oh, relationships. We’re all in them, have them, love them, hate them, can’t get away from them. Whether it’s the kind between parent and child, boss and employee, friend and friend, lover and paramour, self and body-part, they’re a prime part of our lives. Our cheap theatre listing for this week takes a prime look at relationships of all kinds, shapes, sizes (dungeon parties certainly count) and degrees of emotional stability. From the light-hearted, to the twisted, we’ve got you covered. Take a gander, why don’t you?
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS LIVE: CAMPAIGN 1: THE LEGEND OF T’RANNAH Bad Dog Theatre presents an unscripted adventure comedy based on the popular role-playing game. Opens Aug 22 and runs to Sep 19. $12, stu $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, baddogtheatre.com.
IN A DARK DARK HOUSE by Neil LaBute (Unit 102 Actors Company). Two estranged brothers reunite and confront the abuse in their past and how to overcome it. Previews Aug 9-11. Opens Aug 16 and runs to Sep 1. $20. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLEANNA by David Mamet (Unit 102 Actors Company). A power struggle ensues when a female student accuses a professor of sexual harassment. Previews Aug 8-10. Opens Aug 15 and runs to Aug 31. $20. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. email@example.com.
TWO GENTS (Shakespeare in the Ruff). This outdoor performance features the company’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen Of Verona, with a new ending that empowers the female leads. Previews Aug 15. Opens Aug 16 and runs to Sep 2. Pwyc ($15 sugg). Withrow Park, 725 Logan. shakespeareintheruff.com.
THE PENIS PROJECT 2 (Michael Mackid /Amy Lou Taylor). Over 20 visual artists and comedic, musical and drag performers celebrate all things phallic. Aug 31 at 10 pm. $7. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.