It’s always a powerful experience when theatre transports you – makes you feel like you’ve actually travelled somewhere else. But there’s something to be said for the power of theatre that is actually performed in an innovative location. This week’s Cheap Theatre is all about that! Shows currently playing in out-of-the-ordinary settings that enhance the power of their drama and their ability to… Well… Transport you! Tickets to all of the shows are available for $25 or less – and most of them are PWYC! So go check out some Cheap Theatre!
Adventures In Slumberland (Frolick). This all-ages show about a young boy’s dream world features puppets, music, masques and more. Opens Jul 2 and runs to Aug 30, Wed-Sat 11:11 am, 12:12, 1:11 and 2:22 pm (weather permitting). Pwyc. Olympic Island Lagoon Theatre, near Centre Island ferry dock, over the bridge. frolick.ca.
The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Guild Festival Theatre). Two bachelors’ lies catch up with them in this comedy. Opens Jul 17 and runs to Aug 10, Wed-Sun 7:30 pm, mat Sun 2 pm. $25, srs $20, kids under 12 free. Guild Park, Greek Theatre, 201 Guildwood Pkwy. 416-915-6750, guildfestivaltheatre.ca.
Shakespeare In High Park: As You Like It (Canadian Stage/York University Dept of Theatre). The tale of spontaneous love and friendships is performed outdoors on alternating nights with Titus Andronicus. Previews Jun 26-Jul 1. Opens Jul 3 and runs to Aug 30, Thu, Sat and Tue 8 pm. Pwyc ($20 sugg). High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor W. canadianstage.com.
Shakespeare In High Park: Titus Andronicus (Canadian Stage/York University Dept of Theatre). The brutal revenge tragedy is performed outdoors on alternating nights with As You Like It. Previews Jun 27-Jul 2. Opens Jul 4 and runs to Aug 31, Fri, Sun and Wed 8 pm. Pwyc ($20 sugg). High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor W. 416-368-3110, canadianstage.com.
Ward’s Island Fire Parade (Shadowland Theatre). This celebration of light and dark features a community parade with puppets and lanterns accompanied by stilt performers and a live band. Aug 1, gather at 8:30 pm. Pwyc. Ward’s Island, Toronto Islands. shadowlandtheatre.ca.