Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of September 20

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

This week features a great array of freebies and budget-friendly choices, and a great selection of themes. From infant-targeted shows, to true stories, to women in contemporary theatre, this is a great chance to experience the wonderful diversity and richness of Toronto’s indie scene. Check out the listings below the cut.

One Things Leads to Another returns to Young People’s Theatre (YPT) by popular demand. An innovative work of theatre commissioned by YPT and created specifically for infants, One Thing Leads to Another transforms everyday objects into fabulous, fanciful phenomena. Sep 22 – Oct 8. $18.65. Show Info.

Singing River. Waterfront Toronto presents storytellers Cathy Elliott, Sharada Eswar and Diana Tso share tales from Indigenous Canada and around the world, inviting us to renew our relationship with our city’s rivers. Music by the Burble Choir, GREX and Marie Gaudet, dance by Julia Alpin, Nova Bhattacharya and Lucy Rupert and more. Sep 24, 1-5 pm. Free. Show Info.

Groundswell: A Festival of Contemporary Women’s Theatre. Nightwood Theatre presents staged readings of plays by Tabitha Keast, Marcia Walker, Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Jijo Quayson and Meara Tubman-Broeren. Sep 19-24, opening party Mon 6-8 pm, performances Tue-Fri 7 pm, Sat 4 pm. All readings are PWYC at the door. Show Info.

True Stories Toronto. Personal stories told without notes in less than 10 minutes with Erin Rodgers, Jillian Welsh, Wanda Prochazka, Natalie Currie and Anh Phung. Sep 20 at 7:30 pm. Free. Show Info.

The Four of Us. by Itamar Moses (Foxglove Theatre). Two aspiring writers face heartbreak, humiliation and overnight success while trying to hang on to their friendship. Opens Sep 17 and runs to Sep 26, Sat-Sun 8 pm (and Sep 26), mat Sunday Sep 25 at 2 pm. $20. Show Info.