In this week’s episode of cheap theatre picks, we’re taking a look at human relationships – husbands and wives, parents and offspring, significant others, and best friends. Relationships gone awry, relationships rekindled, relationships….back from the dead! Watch the story unfold by grabbing a ticket or two for some incredible theatre this week, all for $20 or under. We guarantee, you won’t be disappointed! (Guarantee not an actual guarantee)
And for a bonus pick this week, we’ve thrown in a show you can experience for free. Yes, free! Happy theatre-ing!
Burn This by Lanford Wilson (Sterling Studio Theatre). A tragic accident brings a woman, her roommate and the deceased’s brother together to reconsider their lives. Opens Apr 10 and runs to Apr 20, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $20. 163 Sterling, unit 5. sterlingstudiotheatre.com.
BroadFish by Melissa D’Agostino (Harbourfront Centre HATCH/Praxis Theatre). In this fantastical multi-disciplinary show, a woman plans her wedding despite not having found a husband. Apr 19 at 8 pm. $12-$15. Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com.
Mother by the graduating class (Humber Theatre/Save Me a Seat Productions). Gender roles and relationships are challenged when a community is rocked by an unearthly event. Opens Apr 16 and runs to Apr 19, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $15, stu/srs $10, mat pwyc. Theatre PasseMuraille, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, artsboxoffice.ca.
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire (Alumnae Theatre Company). A couple searches for comfort after an accident turns their world upside-down. Opens Apr 11 and runs to Apr 26, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, pwyc Sun. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley. 416-364-4170, alumnaetheatre.com.
The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams (George Brown College Theatre School). A reclusive widow is drawn out by a man who reminds her of her late Sicilian husband. Opens Apr 8 and runs to Apr 20, see website for schedule. $18, srs $12 stu $7. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666, youngcentre.ca.
Morro And Jasp Go Green (U.N.I.T. Productions/Harbourfront Spring Fling Festival). The clown sisters embark on a journey to reduce their ecological footprint. Apr 18-20, Fri-Sun 1 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com.