Five for Twenty-Two (or Less)
We’ve all heard that age-old addage: Those who can’t do, teach (and those who can’t teach, teach gym). Below you’ll find this week’s selection of affordable performance endeavours, each featuring an element of learning. From educational discussion relating to theatre, to students producing their own works, to teachers showing off their own skills. It’s never too late to hitch a ride on the theatrical learning curve.
Tent Talks (Toronto Fringe). A discussion on building a sustainable career in theatre is followed by a short performance. Mar 20 at 11 am. Free. Fringe Creation Lab, suite 402, 720 Bathurst. fringetoronto.com.
The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts). Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud and others testify at the trial of the notorious sinner in this comic drama. Opens Mar 19 and runs to Mar 23. $22. Annex Theatre, 730 Bathurst. 1-855-985-2787, ticketmaster.ca.
The Passion Of Dracula by Bob Hall and David Richmond (Trinity College Dramatic Society). This Gothic dark comedy is based on the classic novel by Bram Stoker. Opens Mar 20 and runs to Mar 23. $10, stu $5. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire. 416-978-8849, uofttix.ca.
U Of T Festival Of Dance U of T Dance Coalition presents a showcase by students performing a variety of dance styles. Mar 22-23. $12, stu/srs $10. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849, uofttix.ca.
Vocal Support (Robert Graham). This cabaret features performances by vocal coaches to raise funds for refugees facing deportation. Mar 24 at 4 pm. Pwyc. Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen E. wearejose.com.