Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of August 29th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

What can you do with 25 dollars these days? If you live in or around Toronto, you can see one of these five intriguing shows. We have a lineup of plays this week that couldn’t be more different, from solo comedies to family dramas. These stages will take you to Poland, ancient Verona, or even into Hell itself. They’re all available under the cut:

Mordidabnormalme by Shea Wojtus and Nora Smith (The Figgy Figs). This comedic play looks at what it’s like to grow up with a morbid, abnormal and persistent fear of your own mortality. Sep 2-3, Fri 8:30 pm, Sat 2 & 7 pm. $17, stu/srs $12. Show Info.

We Keep Coming Back. Created by Michael Rubenfeld and Sarah Garton Stanley with Mary Berchard and Katka Reszke-Grünberg (Ashkenaz Festival/Koffler Centre of the Arts). A mother and son who are descendants of Holocaust survivors go to Poland in the hopes of finding their lost identity and mending their own fractured relationship. Sep 3 at 8:30 pm. $24, adv $20. In the Studio Theatre. Show Info.

Milf Life Crisis. Anne Marie Scheffler performs her hit comedic solo play about mid-life dating after divorce. Opens Aug 30 and runs to Sep 10, Tue-Sat at 8 pm. $20. Show Info.

The Five People You Meet in Hell: Episode 1 by Stephanie Cooke and Billy Seguire (Very Radio Much Play). An average guy dies unexpectedly and revisits his life with his caseworker from Hell in this 6-part radio play, performed monthly. Aug 31 at 8 pm (doors/opening acts from 7 pm). $5/pwyc. Show Info.

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare in the Ruff). The romantic tragedy is performed outdoors. Previews from Aug 16, opens Aug 20 and runs to Sep 4, Tue-Sun 8 pm. Pwyc. Show Info.