Five-for-Twenty (Or Less)
Women! We all know a few. Some of us are them. Most of us came out of one. This week cheap theatre is all about ‘em! We’ve got burlesque, all-female-Chekov, a performance put on by a women’s shelter, and Terrific Women comedy. Hook up with your mom or your aunt or your wife or your bff and go check out some lady-celebrating performance.
Anton In Show Business by Jane Martin (Danka Scepanovic/Rhizoma Productions/GO Play Producing). Eight female actors pursue their dream of performing a Chekhov play in Texas. Previews Aug 26. Opens Aug 27 and runs to Sep 7, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20, stu $15, mat $10, preview pwyc. Sterling Studio Theatre, 163 Sterling, unit 5. sterlingstudiotheatre.com.
Berlin Nouveau Burlesque (Berlin/Vamps Like Us). This monthly burlesque revue features Coco Framboise, Pastel Supernova and others. Opens Sep 7 at 11:30 pm and 12:30 am. $20. Berlin Nightclub, 70 Interchange Way. berlinnightclub.com.
Lady Julie adapted by Natalie Feheregyhazi (Apuka Theatre/Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter). A noblewoman lets loose with the hired help in this adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. Previews Aug 29. Opens Aug 30 and runs to Sep 14, Tue-Sun 7:30 pm (no show Sep 10). $20, preview pwyc. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen W. apukatheatre.com.
Reveal Me (Red Herring Burlesque). Virgin vixens and professional peelers put on a show. Jun 5 at 8 pm. Jul 3 at 8 pm. Aug 7 at 8 pm. Sep 4 at 8 pm. $10. Rivoli, 332 Queen W. aprofessionaldistraction.com.
Terrific Women The Ossington presents Steph Kaliner, Sara Hennessey, Sandra Battaglini, Phil Luzi, Chris Locke, Kathleen Phillips and Jeremy Mersereau. Sep 4 9 pm. $5. 61 Ossington. sarahennessey.com.