Five for Twenty (Or Less)
Fringe withdrawal is hard to get over. We understand perfectly. So here’s a smattering of in-your-price-range theatre -including the Fringe’s best bets, revisited- to keep that spirit going.
Best Of The Fringe Theatre Festival (Fringe Toronto). Encore performances of Adopt This!, Polly Polly, Death Married My Daughter, It’s Always You: The Musical, Stealing Sam, Stop Kiss, Tales Of Whoa! and The Truth About Comets. Opens Jul 17 and runs to Jul 31, see website for schedule. $17.50. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge. 1-855-985-2787, tocentre.com/studio/bof2013.
Always On Alert by David Lichty (Iconoclasm Theatre Company). In an isolated post in Nunavut, a man with access to a nuclear doomsday button contemplates humanity’s relevance in the universe. Jul 26-27, Fri-Sat 2 and 8 pm. $10-$15. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley. itcalwaysonalert-srch.eventbrite.ca.
Big City Improv T.K.O.! Big City Improv Festival presents 16 teams in an 8-week improv competition. Opens Jul 15 and runs to Sep 16, Mon Mondays 9:30 pm (excluding holidays). $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. bigcityimprovfestival.com.
Lab Cab Festival: Parkdale (Lab Cab). This arts festival features music, theatre, film, comedy, visual art and more by Amy Lee Lavoie, Jessica Moss, Raoul Bhaneja, Gadfly, Asiansploitation and others, plus free childcare and pancake breakfast. Jul 27-28 from noon to 6 pm. Free. Parkdale Village, Queen W between Dufferin & Roncesvalles. labcab.ca.
Shakespeare In High Park: The Taming Of The Shrew/Macbeth (Canadian Stage). The Taming Of The Shrew and Macbeth will be performed outdoors on alternating nights. Previews Jun 26-Jul 2. Opens Jul 3 and runs to Sep 1, Tue-Sun 8 pm (The Taming Of The Shrew opens Jul 16). Pwyc ($20 sugg). High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor W. canadianstage.com.