Five for Twenty-Five (Or Less)
Plot lines! This week’s cheap theatre’s got ‘em. The inexpensive options below have seemingly little in common outside of sounding like they’ll take us on an exciting and entertaining ride, or at least offer a narrative outside of the norm. I can’t really say for sure, but it feels like something will be happening on these stages. Something that won’t cost a lot.
A Fond Husband by Thomas D’Urfey (George Brown Theatre School). Libertine rascals pursue their sexual desires in this 17th-century comedy. Opens Feb 6 and runs to Feb 16. $18, srs $12 stu $7. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666.
Psycho Bitch by Tamara Lynn Robert (P.k. Pin Up Productions). A woman battles her demons, therapists and happy pills in this comedic drama about living with mental illness. Feb 8-10. $15, stu/srs $10 (fundraiser for Youthline). Electric Theatre, 299 Augusta. secureaseat.com/psycho-bitch.
The De Chardin Project by Adam Seybold (The Quickening Theatre Company). A Jesuit priest crosses continents and cultures seeking the link between faith and science. Opens Feb 7 and runs to Feb 16. $15-$25, Tue pwyc. Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, thequickeningtheatre.com.
The Piper by Colleen Murphy (Ryerson Theatre School). A meek musician falls in love with the daughter of a tyrannical mayor in this dark comedy based on the Pied Piper legend. Opens Feb 7 and runs to Feb 14. $18, stu/srs $14. Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard E. 416-979-5118, ryersontheatre.ca.
Turtleneck by Brandon Crone (safeword). A recovering sex addict deals with threats to her recovery in this play about pornography, gender roles and human limitations. Opens Feb 7 and runs to Feb 17. $15. Hub 14, 14 Markham. facebook.com/events/128447767321116.