This week’s selections of theatre on a budget are all about lovers’ relationships gone awry. What happens when two people fall out of love, try to rekindle love or simply rediscover who they really are in and out of love. As told through tragedy, comedy, and even dance (with a selection from the good ole’ Bard thrown in for good measure), these stories may prove better than soaps on the tube.
Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh (A Lasting Dose Productions). Sexual awakening and jealousy threaten the lifelong relationship of two misfit teens who’ve been living in their own world. Previews Nov 20 at 7 pm. Opens Nov 21 and runs to Dec 1, Thu-Sun 7 and 9 pm. $20. Oz Studios, 134 Ossington. 416-576-3178, brownpapertickets.com.
Exmas by Debbie Deer (Nicole Pena). Seven exes from different backgrounds and sexual orientations learn that they are all connected at an epic Christmas dinner. Opens Nov 9 and runs to Nov 24, Sat 7 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, stu $18, Sun $10 or pwyc. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555.
Mature Young Adults by Wesley J Colford (Aim for the Tangent Theatre). Ex-lovers reunite in the park in this play about love in the Facebook generation. Previews Nov 19. Opens Nov 20 and runs to Nov 24, Tue-Sun 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 4 pm. $15, preview pwyc. Videofag, 187 Augusta. aimforthetangent.com.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare BASH’d). The company presents their stripped down, immersive adaptation of the classic tragedy. Opens Nov 19 and runs to Nov 23, Tue-Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 4 pm. $15-$20. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas W. shakespearebashd.com.
Speak, Love blackandblue dance projects present a duet by choreographer Sasha Ivanochko and Brendan Wyatt about the intricacies of a lovers’ conversation. Nov 21-23, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 4 pm. $20, stu/srs $17.50. Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester. brownpapertickets.com/event/456890.