Cheap Theatre for the Week of December 3rd, 2014

Let’s not beat around the bush – everyone gets into the holiday spirit way too early. There’s Christmas music everywhere right after Halloween ends. It’s still 22 days away, for heavens sake! We can’t spend 1/6th of the year celebrating a single holiday. In that same vein, here’s a Cheap Theatre listing that includes anything but holiday/Christmas themed shows – and really interesting sounding ones, at that. Enjoy the brief respite – all of the shows have tickets available for $25 or less!

Blackbird – by David Harrower (FilmBooth Productions). A man and woman meet again, 15 years after their relationship ended. Previews Dec 2, opens Dec 3 and runs to Dec 11, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $20-$25. In Gold Studio 107. Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw.

The Brown Bull of Cuailnge – by Neil Wechsler (The Room). Separated from their company and lost for an indefinite period, four Irish soldiers search for home. Opens Nov 27 and runs to Dec 14, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $20, Tue pwyc. Sidemart Theatrical Grocery 1362 Queen E.

The Fun Palace Radio Variety Show – (Small Wooden Shoe). Historical vaudevilles and revues are mashed up with radio and TV programs, contemporary theatre and podcasts in a show with actors, comics, musicians and storytellers. Dec 4 at 8 pm. Pwyc. Double Double Land 209 Augusta.

A Streetcar Named Desire – by Tennessee Williams (UC Follies Theatre Company). A delusional Southern belle moves in with her sister and her volatile husband. Opens Nov 29 and runs to Dec 6, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Dec 6 at 2 pm. $15-$22. Hart House Theatre 7 Hart House Circle.

Vanguardia Dance Festival – Harbourfront Next Steps and Vanguardia Dance Projects showcase nine contemporary artists/companies representing various Latin American countries. Dec 5-6 at 8 pm. $24, stu $15. Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay W.

Play Listings Based on Now! Stage Listings