Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
This week we’re flying free and uninhibited with no theme (beyond perhaps a general gesture towards dysfunction). Check out the picks this week under the cut, ranging from solo shows to drama to comedy! Each one is 25 dollars or less, a perfectly affordable price-tag for a night out!
Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers (Fancy Bits Theatre). All-female production of the play about the Hollywood golden boys before J-Lo, before Gwyneth and before anyone cared. Opens Apr 6 and runs to Apr 9, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $15. In the BackSpace at Imperial Pub. Show Info.
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts (Alumnae Theatre). A family must confront its secrets when its alcoholic patriarch disappears in this darkly comic drama. Opens Apr 8 and runs to Apr 23, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, Wed 2-for-1, Sun pwyc. Show Info.
Killer Joe by Tracy Letts (surface / underground). A man decides to kill his alcoholic mother to collect insurance money and pay off his drug debts. Previews Apr 3, opens Apr 5 and runs to Apr 24, Tue-Sun 7:30 pm. $35, preview $20. Show Info.
The Best Plan for Living Happily by Julia Lederer (QuestionMark-Exclamation Theatre/Birdtown and Swanville). A woman deals with an existential crisis in the wake of her best friend’s wedding. Previews Apr 7, opens Apr 8 and runs to Apr 23, Tue-Sat 8 pm. $20-$25. Show Info.
Hold Mommy’s Cigarette. Shelley Marshall performs her solo dark comedy about life, mental illness and survival. Opens Apr 1 and runs to Apr 10, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25. Show Info.