Cheap Theatre for the Week of November 18th, 2014

It’s very easy, these days, to get buried in our devices and ignore the real human connections all around us. This week’s Cheap Theatre explores the different ways that we can connect with each other – electronically, yes, but often also with dancing, rousing folk music and awesome shows in pubs. All shows have tickets available for $25 or less – so go connect with the world with some Cheap Theatre!

Fishskin Trousers by Elizabeth Kuti (Cart/Horse Theatre). Three tales from three eras in the fishing village of Orford in Suffolk are woven together in this storytelling play. Opens Nov 20 and runs to Dec 7, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, Sun pwyc.

Macbeth – by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare BASH’d). The company presents its text-based, bare-bones approach to the Bard’s classic tragedy. Opens Nov 18 and runs to Nov 23, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton. $17.

Paulo and Daphne – by Ned Dickens (Theatreworks Productions). This contemporary take on Ovid’s story of Apollo and Daphne is about breaking the ties that bind, atonement and transformation. Previews Nov 19. Opens Nov 20 and runs to Dec 7, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $20-$25, stu $12.50, Tue pwyc. Pia Bouman School for Ballet 6 Noble.

Toussaint: Traditions of the Dark Months – (Danceweavers). Storytelling and music from the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore with Bruce Carmody and Anne Lederman. Nov 21 at 7:30 pm. $20, stu/srs $15. Montgomery’s Inn 4709 Dundas W.

Wireless Connection – (Point of View Dance Project). Contemporary fusion dance explores our obsession with technology and the decay and rediscovery of real human connection. Nov 21-23, Fri-Sun 8 pm. $25. Dancemakers Centre for Creation 9 Trinity.


Listings based on NOW! Stage listings.