Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of October 22nd, 2012

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Halloween is just for grade-schoolers. ┬áLet’s face it, people of all ages enjoy eating candy, smearing fake blood across their faces, and dressing up as indecent versions of otherwise respected civil servants. ┬áThis week’s cheap theatre post is here to help you start the celebrations early or decide if you’d rather be a trampy nurse or a lewd police officer. Here are 5 ways to help you get your Halloween fix:

DARK & DIRTY AT 30/30 (Platinum Production). Witches, vampires, coffins and more are featured in this music, magic and burlesque revue. Oct 26 at 9:30 pm. $12-$15. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas W. brownpapertickets.com/event/284659.

DRAG YOU TO HELL (Drag King Flare). This Halloween drag show features IGBY Lizzard, Ryan G Hinds, Molly Mishap, Fluffy Souffle and others. Opens Oct 26 at 10 pm. $12. Club 120, 120 Church. club120.ca.

NIGHT OF DREAD (Clay & Paper Theatre). Puppets, stilt dancers and others perform and parade in an interactive exploration of our collective fears. Oct 27. Pwyc ($10 sugg). Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin S of Bloor. clayandpapertheatre.org.

WAR FOR DESSERT by Adrianna Prosser (Theatre in the Schoolhouse). British officers sharing a meal with American soldiers learn they will soon meet on the battlefield in this play about the War of 1812. Oct 26-27 at 7:30 pm. $18. Historic Zion Schoolhouse, 1091 Finch E. 416-395-7432.

WOUNDS TO THE FACE by Howard Barker (Theatre @ York). This tragicomic series of narratives examines how we see ourselves and others and the elusive quality of identity. Previews Oct 21-22. Opens Oct 23 and runs to Oct 27. $17, stu/srs $12, previews $5. York University, Joseph G Green Studio Theatre, 4700 Keele. 416-736-5888.