This week’s selection of cheap theatre is filled with productions that will surely make you smirk, giggle, chuckle and simply bust out laughing. From dark comedy to absurd situations and even a vaudeville burlesque act (which, though definitely cheeky, still studded with moments of great comedy) and improv, what better way to fill your evening with laughs.
Bone Cage by Catherine Banks (Hart House Theatre). Dark poetry and humour are used to explore the despair of young adults in rural Nova Scotia. Opens Sep 20 and runs to Oct 5, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Oct 5 at 2 pm. $28, srs $17, stu $10-$15. 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849, uofttix.ca.
The Underpants by Steve Martin (Alumnae Theatre). A housewife becomes an instant celebrity after accidentally losing her underpants in public. Opens Sep 20 and runs to Oct 5, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, Wed 2-for-1, Sun pwyc. 70 Berkeley. 416-364-4170, alumnaetheatre.com.
Fixed by Zack Russell (Videofag). Gay inventors look for their pleasure fix from 1950s London to 2050 Los Angeles. Opens Sep 26 and runs to Oct 13, Sep 26-29 Thu and Sat-Sun 8 pm, Fri 9 pm, Oct 9-13 Wed-Sun 8 pm (no shows Sep 30-Oct 8). $10, Oct 9 pwyc. 187 Augusta. fixed.eventbrite.com.
Reveal Me (Red Herring Burlesque). Virgin vixens and professional peelers put on a show. Oct 2, doors 8 pm. $10. Rivoli, 332 Queen W. aprofessionaldistraction.com.
The Video Game Show: An Improvised Final Showdown (Bad Dog Theatre Company) Comedians vs. Video Games! The Video Game Show features unscripted comedy, gameplay and discussion inspired by both classic and current games. Wednesdays Oct. 2, 9 & 16 at 8pm. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. West. Comedy Bar Box Office 416-551-6540 Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Media Contact: Lisa Amerongen, 416-706-1945, Lisa@BadDogTheatre.com baddogtheatre.com