Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
For under 25 dollars, you can take in a solo comedy, an outdoor tragedy, or a post-apocalyptic fantasy. From Montreal to Verona, this week is a rich one for theatre–particularly in these budget-friendly shows! Check ’em all out under the cut!
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.
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.
Intangible Trappings. Lester Trips presents a play by by Lauren Gillis and Alaine Hutton. A civilization balanced precariously inside a giant cyclone has collapsed and been flung across the planet. Dorothy wakes up in a heap of rubble to find everyone dead (including Aunt Em), everything unrecognizable, and her hands missing. She manages to locate some living prosthetics belonging to a disembodied talking head with a big plan, and sets off across the wasteland with the weight of the world on her shoulders. A butoh-infused theatrical investigation into peri-apocalyptic responsibility. Opens Sep 7 and runs to Sep 11, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm. $20, stu $15. Show Info.
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams (73H Productions/the Howland Company). A broken Southern family struggles to fulfill their dreams on the eve of WWII. Opens Aug 31 and runs to Sep 11, Tue-Sat 8 pm (and Sep 4), mat Sep 10-11 at 2 pm. $25 (arts workers $15-$20). Show Info.
Les Belles-Soeurs by Michel Tremblay (Bloor West Village Players). Working-class women in a poor Montreal neighbourhood discuss their lives, religion and small joys. Opens Sep 9 and runs to Oct 1, see website for schedule. $24, under 30/srs $20. Show Info.