Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of October 1st, 2012

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Change is inevitable.  Whether it’s keeping up with life’s rat race or adapting to unforeseen circumstances, it’s something we really have no choice about.  This week’s budget post tackles change in all of its forms and disguises.  Here are five great fly-on-the-wall opportunities for you to get acquainted with the idea!

BETWEEN THE SHEETS by Jordi Mand (Nightwood Theatre). A parent-teacher interview unravels into a high-stakes drama about family. Previews Sep 18-19. Opens Sep 20 and runs to Oct 7. $13-$40. Tarragon Theatre, Extra Space, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827,

FEBRUARY by Lisa Moore (Alumnae Theatre). A woman deals with the death of her husband when an offshore drilling unit sinks off the Newfoundland coast. Opens Sep 21 and runs to Oct 6. $20, Wed 2-for-1, Sun pwyc. 70 Berkeley. 416-364-4170,

OBAABERIMA by Tawiah M’Carthy (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). Imprisoned in Canada, a young Ghanaian talks of his journey across continents, genders, races and sexualities. Previews Sep 15-19. Opens Sep 20 and runs to Oct 7. Pwyc-$37. 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555,

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre). Artists of the U of T Opera Division perform highlights from their 2012/13 season. Oct 3 at noon. Free. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen W.

VACANT by Fraser Elsdon (Triangle Pi Productions). This play looks at morality, relationships and the search for authenticity in digital-age Toronto. Previews Oct 3. Opens Oct 4 and runs to Oct 13. $15, stu $12, preview pwyc. Alumnae Theatre, Studio, 70 Berkeley.