Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of May 16th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

We’ve got a good handful of shows this week that are both inexpensive and intriguing, from solo shows to Shakespeare, puppets to festivals to multi-show premieres! It’s all here under the cut! Check ’em out, and rest assured that we’re looking out for your bank account with these picks:

Death Meets Harlequin And Other Plays. Unspoken Theatre presents new plays by female playwrights. The Red Deer and Death Meets Harlequin by Nina Kaye, and The Empress by Sandra Cardinal. Opens May 20 and runs to May 29, Fri-Sun 7:30 pm, mat Sun 2 pm. $15, stu/srs $10. Show Info.

Weefestival. Theatre Direct presents an arts, theatre and culture festival dedicated to children aged 0-5. Music, theatre, dance, storytelling, interactive art and more, conceived especially for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. Performances from artists of Scotland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario. At Theatre Centre, Tarragon Theatre and Artscape Wychwood Barns. $10-$14, Holiday Monday (May 23) family day events at Artscape Wychwood Barns are free. Show Info.

The Julius Caesar Project. Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective presents a gender-swapped staging of the play that explores the roles of women and power through Shakespeare’s text. May 17 at 7 pm. Free. Part of the #ShakespeareLives Microfestival to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.  Show Info.

Pucking Fuppets 2: The Re-Animating. Adam Francis Proulx and Kira Hall present a dirty, silly, sexy puppet-themed cabaret to raise funds for an upcoming show. May 17 at 8 pm. $20. Show Info.

The Inventor Of All Things. Jem Rolls presents a solo show that tells the story of a Jewish Hungarian physicist who first thought up the idea of an atomic bomb in the 1930s. Opens May 18 and runs to May 22, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $20. Show Info.