Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of March 14th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s themes include: comedy, boredom, and existential dread–with a side of Samuel Beckett. Check them out below the cut!
Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner (The Bird Collective). Loosely adapted from Anton Chekov’s The Seagull, this comedy looks at unrequited love and emotional misery. Previews from Feb 28, opens Mar 6 and runs to Mar 19, see website for schedule. $20-$40. At Pop-Up Toronto Theatre. Show Info.
Stupidhead! by Katherine Cullen and Britta Johnson (TPM). Part stand-up, part musical comedy show about how being a human being is embarrassing. Previews from Mar 16, opens Mar 21 and runs to Apr 2, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm (no matinee on Mar 18). $17-$38, mat pwyc at the door. At Theatre Passe Muraille. Show Info.
The Orange Dot by Sean Dixon (Theatrefront). Two city workers deal with boredom and existential dread while waiting to remove a blighted tree in this blend of absurdity and realism that delves into the dynamics of power, the nature of partnerships and the modern human condition. Previews Mar 16, opens Mar 17 and runs to Apr 1, Mon-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20-$35. At The Streetcar Crownsnest. Show Info.
The Beckett Shorts (Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies at U of T). Adam Paolozza directs five of Samuel Beckett’s late short plays: Not I, Act Without Words 2, That Time, Come And Go and A Piece Of Monologue. Opens Mar 8 and runs to Mar 18, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $20, stu/arts workers $10. At Helen Gardiner Phalen Playhouse. Show Info.
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (Wolf Manor Theatre). Three women struggle with boredom in a provincial Russian garrison town in this family drama reimagined in a gender-fluid landscape. Opens Mar 15 and runs to Mar 26, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $12-$25. At Kensington Hall. Show Info.