Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of February 28th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s picks start with a unique musical-theatrical experience, move onto an extremely timely and important story about the environmental impacts of capitalism, and round out with some fascinatingly morbid and sensational tales of vengeance and murder. Check them out below the cut!
John & Waleed by John Millard and Waleed Abdulhamid (TPM/Cahoots Theatre). This documentary-style concert/storytelling hybrid show explores how musical traditions from the opposite ends of the earth reveal more likeness than differences. Previews on Feb 16, opens Feb 17 and runs to Mar 5, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $17-$38, mat pwyc at the door. At Theatre Passe Muraille. Show Info.
Peace River Country by Maria Milisavljevic (Tarragon). The health, land and way of life of a close-knit rural family becomes increasingly threatened by big corporations and government. Previews from Feb 7, opens Feb 15 and runs to Mar 19, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $22-$65. At Tarragon Theatre. Show Info.
Blood Weddings by Federico García Lorca, translation by Langston Hughes (Modern Times Stage Company/Aluna Theatre). A family vendetta blows up when a bride-to-be runs away with the son of the enemy. Previews Mar 4, opens Mar 7 and runs to Mar 19, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed & Sun 2:30 pm. $18-$30, previews $15, Sun pwyc. At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Show Info.
Smith / Williams (One Little Goat Theatre Company). This theatrical staging is based on the transcript of OPP Detective Jim Smyth’s interview of Colonel Russell Williams, who was convicted of two murders and multiple sexual assaults and break-ins in the Ottawa area in 2010. Opens Mar 3 and runs to Mar 12, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25, stu/srs $20, mat $15. At Theatre Passe Muraille. Show Info.
Breath in Between by Anton Piatigorsky (Crow’s Theatre). Surreal love story about the murderer of two willing victims (who respond to his web ad) and the woman he meets soon afterwards. Previews from Feb 18, opens Feb 22 and runs to Mar 11, Mon-Sat 8:30 pm, mat Sat 2:30 pm. $20-$40. Streetcar Crownsnest. Show Info.