Five for Twenty-Five (Or Less)
Love! Romance! Nudity! And prejudice. This week’s cheap theatre is adult themed, featuring an array of low-priced or free performance art ranging from Shakespeare to staged readings to burlesque. There’s sex, there’s courtship, but there’s also the exploration of certain cultural sexual intolerances. This week, take an inexpensive look at love and all the ways it’s made – or denied.
Eigengrau by Penelope Skinner (Red One Theatre Collective). Two pairs of roommates deal with love, feminism and trying to connect in this dark comedy. Opens Nov 8 and runs to Nov 24. $20. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington. redonetheatre.com.
On Stage Theatre Arts Series: The Normal Heart (Toronto Public Library). Studio 180 Theatre’s Joel Greenberg talks about Larry Kramer’s play. Nov 5 at 7 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-393-7157. torontopubliclibrary.ca
Reveal Me (Red Herring Burlesque). Virgin vixens and professional peelers put on a show. Jul 4 at 8 pm. Aug 1 at 8 pm. Sep 5 at 8 pm. Oct 3 at 8 pm. Nov 7 at 8 pm. $10. Rivoli, 332 Queen W. aprofessionaldistraction.com.
Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare (Hart House Theatre). The classic tragedy about lovers from conflicting families is retold. Opens Nov 7 and runs to Nov 24. $25, stu/srs $10-$15. 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849, harthousetheatre.ca.
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later Moises Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project (Brave New Productions). This epilogue to the original piece looks at the long-term effect of the murder of Matthew Shepard on the community. Nov 9-11. $20, stu/srs $15. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, bravenewproductions.com.