Five for Twenty (Or Less)
Toronto theatre likes to try and please everybody. Dance, puppets, multimedia productions, and Harold Pinter: it’s all here and it’s all wallet-friendly. Close your eyes, point to one at random, and see where chance takes you.
Dusk Dances presents outdoor dance featuring choreographies by Susie Burpee, Melanie Kloetzel, Carmen Romero and the Throwdown Collective. Opens Jul 30 and runs to Aug 4, Tue-Sun 7 pm. Pwyc ($10 sugg). Withrow Park, 725 Logan. 416-593-8455, duskdances.ca.
Heart-Stoppers. The Spoke Season Launch (Outside the March Theatre Company). Gala version of the monthly storytelling event features Sasha Lukac, Kate Knibbs, Julie Tepperman and others to raise funds for OtM’s new season. Jul 29, doors 7 pm. $10. Videofag, 187 Augusta. outsidethemarch.ca.
Our Last Best Hope by David Anderson and Angela Loft (Clay & Paper Theatre). This play uses satire, puppets, mask, song and dance to address our growing indifference to realities that threaten our future. Opens Jul 25 and runs to Aug 17, Wed-Sat 7 pm. Pwyc. Dufferin Grove Park, Dufferin S of Bloor. clayandpapertheatre.org.
P-Dale Ep 4: Rise Of Los Muchos by Luis Fernandes (Unit 102 Actors Company). This multimedia theatrical series looks at the residents of Parkdale fighting gentrification. Opens Jul 31 and runs to Aug 10, Tue-Sat 8 pm. $15. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. facebook.com/PDaletheShow.
The Lover by Harold Pinter (Three Peasants Theatre). This dark comedy about an apparent love triangle looks at the other side of domestic bliss. Opens Jul 31 and runs to Aug 3, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $15. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley. 3ptheatre.ca.