With Halloween all wrapped up and just before the dreadful idea of holiday mall-shopping fills your head, why not indulge in a good chuckle or five in this week’s cheap theatre selections? Our five-list is filled with zany, bizarre and kooky stories that’ll surely keep you smiling. Though you may not be rolling in the aisles busting a gut, we here at MoT feel certain that you’ll at least indulge in a giggle or two.
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde (George Brown Theatre School). A politician is caught between private shame and public scandal in this social comedy. Opens Nov 6 and runs to Nov 16, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat (and Nov 13) at 1:30 pm. $18, srs $12 stu $7. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666, youngcentre.ca.
Belleville-Ville The Joy of Camping presents an improv soap opera about small-town Canada in the 70s w/ Becky Belton, Adam Bailey, Don Berns and others. Nov 7 9 pm. $10. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton. facebook.com/TheJoyOfCamping.
The Nefarious Bed And Breakfast by DJ Sylvis (Monkeyman Productions). Heroes, evildoers and superpowers collide at a retired villain’s B&B in this comic book-inspired play. Previews Oct 25-26. Opens Oct 29 and runs to Nov 9, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20. Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, monkeymanproductions.com.
Tony Ho’s Peak Falls Bad Dog Theatre presents dark improvised mini-series about a small town with a demonic secret. Opens Oct 30 and runs to Nov 13, Wed Wednesdays 9:30 pm. $12, stu $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540, baddogtheatre.com.
Where’s My Money? by John Patrick Shanley (Sterling Studio Theatre Collective). Two couples are haunted by their past, present and future in this semi-surrealist comedy about revenge. Opens Oct 31 and runs to Nov 9, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $20. Sterling Studio Theatre, 163 Sterling, unit 5. sterlingstudiotheatre.com.