Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Interpersonal relationships are at the heart of many great dramas, and so we’re taking a broad approach with the picks this week, highlighting shows that centre around the relationships between people from all walks of life: an amnesiac, a dominatrix, a family from 1890s Russia, and a set of complete strangers. We’re also giving a tip of our hat to Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival! Check ’em out under the cut!
A Man Vanishes by Greg MacArthur (Videofag). A Montreal man disappears, surfaces in Toronto with no recollection of his life and moves in with an artist couple, then disappears again a month later. Feb 10-20, see website for schedule. $25, stu $20. Show Info.
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov (Theatre Erindale). Unrequited love, dreams, family feuds and devotion to art are part of this drama set in 1893 Russia. Previews Mar 10, opens Mar 11 and runs to Mar 20, Thu 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm (and Mar 20). $18, stu/srs $12. Show Info.
Still by Jen Silverman (Binocular Theatre). A professor, her midwife, a dominatrix and a baby must confront their fears, desires and each other before time runs out. Opens Mar 4 and runs to Mar 13, Thu-Sun 8 pm, mat Mar 12 at 2 pm. $20. Show Info.
New Ideas Festival. Alumnae Theatre presents its annual showcase of new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre featuring works by Deanna Kruger, Caitie Graham, Anne Tait, Ramona Baillie, Stacey Iseman, Linda McCready, Carolyn Bennett and others. Opens Mar 9 and runs to Mar 27, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $15, Sat readings at noon pwyc. Show Info.
Sanctuary by Emil Sher (Magalie Rouillard-Bazinet). A woman who goes to the park to be alone meets a man who has come to sketch the scenery in this play about depression and recovery. Opens Mar 9 and runs to Mar 12, Wed-Fri 7 pm, Sat 5:30 and 8 pm. $20. Show Info.