Five for Twenty (Or Less)
The Toronto stage is a busy scene. Our vibrant performing arts come in many genres, from theatre, to comedy, to dance, to opera, to spoken word. And within each of these genres is a scale of production companies ranging from first timers to, well, Mirvish. It’s a lot to keep up with, especially with so many productions seeing limited runs. This week’s cheap theatre focuses on a few of these time-restricted pieces. Every show below ends by Saturday, and many are only single-night events. See them this week or risk missing them forever!
Dib & Dob And The Journey Home/In This World by David S Craig & Robert Morgan/Hannah Moscovitch (Roseneath Theatre). A comic adventure for Grades JK-4 and Moscovitch’s drama about race, class and sex for teen audiences gets a public preview performance. Apr 6. Free (donations welcome), tickets by RSVP only. 651 Dufferin. 416-686-5199 ext 223, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game Of Thrones Season 2 Bad Dog Theatre presents six serialized, unscripted performances inspired by the HBO show, featuring Paul Bates, Evany Rosen, Sarah Hillier and Bruce Hunter. Wed 8 pm. $12, stu $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (UC Follies Theatre Company). The classic tale of betrayal, revenge and murder gets a staging. Apr 4-6. $20, stu/srs $12. University College, JCR, 15 King’s College Circle. 416-978-8849, uofttix.ca.
LIFT Out Loud Series (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto). Screenplays by Gord Gammie and Graham Robinson, with guest moderator David Miller, get a reading. Apr 3 at 7:30 pm. $5. Magpie Taproom, 831 Dundas W. lift.on.ca/mt/liftoutloud.html.
this is a held note (Coexisdance). This poem cycle is set to dance and music, both live and pre-recorded. Apr 6 at 8 pm. $10. Array Space, 155 Walnut. coexisdance.wordpress.com.