Cheap Theatre for the Week of March 24 2015

Live Shows for $25 or Less

This week’s selection of theatre on a budget will sure to illicit a few laughs out of you and quite possibly a lot more. Yes, it’s comedy but not just any comedy — for a few of these selected shows there’s a twisted and darker sided edge accompanying those chuckles. So if you enjoy your laughs with a sinister twist, I encourage you to keep reading and find something fun to see! (Plus one of these shows is a must-see for fans of the late great Terry Pratchett!)

Bull by Mike Bartlett (The Coal Mine Theatre). Two employees poke fun at a third as the trio wait to find out who will be axed in this dark comedy. Previews Mar 15, opens Mar 17 and runs to Apr 5, Tue-Sun 7:30 pm. $25, preview $20.

The Hungry by Luis Fernandes (Unit 102 Actors Company). A band of vampire hunters struggle to update their outmoded methods in this part comedy, part genre horror satire. Opens Mar 20 and runs to Apr 4, Tue-Sat 8 pm. $20, Tue pwyc.

Nature of the Beast by Brandon Crone (The Lone Wolf Collective). An unexpected visit from a nephew interrupts a man plans with a guest who is tied up in the basement in this dark comedy. Opens Mar 26 and runs to Apr 11, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Mar 29, Apr 2, 4 and 11 at 2 pm. $25.

Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters Adapted by Stephen Briggs (Socratic Theatre Collective). Shakespearean tropes are inverted for comic effect in this adaptation of the novel from the Discworld fantasy series. Opens Mar 20 and runs to Mar 29, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $15.

Tranny: A Musical Comedy (Mandy Goodhandy). The trans stand-up comedian performs her solo show. Mar 26-28 at 8 pm. $10-$20. In the Cabaret.