Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of April 18th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

This week, we’re giving you a choice: do you go in for Shakespeare, or are you looking for something a little different? Here are a few of the Shakespeare-themed events going on in the city this week, alongside a few shows that don’t relate to him at all! It’s all about affordable variety this week, so check the picks out under the cut!

Drunk Romeo and Juliet. Dauntless City Theatre presents the classic tragedy with a twist. The star-crossed lovers drink their way through the tale while the rest of the cast stays sober. Apr 23 at 8 pm. $20-$25. Show Info.

Shakesbeers Showdown: The Bard Awakens. Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective presents the fifth annual throwdown. Shakespearean indie theatre companies compete in improvised performances fuelled by beer. Apr 24 at 7:30 pm. $15-$18 (benefits the Shakespeare-In-Hospitals Program). Show Info.

Her Story Counts (Jennifer Neales). Monologues exploring privilege, in vitro fertilization, mental health, resilience and more by Ordena Stephens-Thompson, Susan Lock, Evanjelia Kambites, Tennille Read and others. Apr 22-24, Fri-Sun 7:30 pm. $20, stu/srs $15. Show Info.

Reckoning by Tara Beagan and Andy Moro (Article 11). This triptych in sound, movement and video looks at three separate experiences with Residential Schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Previews Apr 13-14, opens Apr 15 and runs to Apr 24, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $18-$28, preview $12-$20, Sun pwyc at the door. Show Info.

The Archivist by Shaista Latif (The RISER Project). Latif performs her solo show about memory. Opens Apr 17 and runs to Apr 22, see website for times. $20, youth under 25 $10. Show Info.