Five for Twenty-Five (Or Less)
Ladies, this one’s for you.
Our affordable picks for the week include theatre and dance pieces that feature women, from the playwrights and choreographers to the characters to the actors. (With maybe one exception.)
John And Beatrice by Carole Fréchette (Should Be Theatre). A woman in an office tower waits for Mr. Right to respond to her personal ad. Opens May 8 and runs to May 18. $20, mat (and May 15) pwyc. Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529.
Little Flower Of East Orange by Stephen Adly Gurgis (Column 13 Actors Company). A hospitalized woman with no memory is confronted by her long-absent son in this family drama. Previews May 13 at 8 pm. Opens May 15 and runs to May 25. $15. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. 416-536-0048, column13.org.
Older & Reckless – Edition 29: Old & Young And Reckless Together MOonhORsE Dance Theatre presents intergenerational works by Julia Sasso, Emily Gualtieri, Karen Kaeja and James Kudelka. May 16-18. $25, stu/srs $22. Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 9 Trinity, studio 313. 416-504-6429 ext 30, moonhorsedance.com.
The Dreamer Examines His Pillow by John Patrick Shanley (Column 13 Actors Company). A woman deals with her alcoholic father and an ex-boyfriend who seduced her sister. Previews May 12 at 2 pm. Opens May 14 and runs to May 25. $15. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. 416-536-0048, column13.org.
The Kick List (Charlatan Remedies). Listen to or share stories about someone you’d like to kick in this funder for an upcoming Fringe play. May 16 at 8 pm. Pwyc. Magpie Taproom, 831 Dundas W. magpietoronto.ca.