Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of May 2nd 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s selections feature stories about the Palestinian and Jewish diaspora, Chilean exiles, and includes specially priced RISER shows (2 for $20). Check these shows out below the cut:
A Beit Zatoun Salon – Double Exposure: Art and Activism. Samah Sabawi and Stephen Orlov read from their plays and talk about the anthology they co-edited, Double Exposure: Plays Of The Jewish And Palestinian Diasporas. May 2 at 7 pm. $5. See website for more details. At A Different Booklist. Show Info.
Two Birds One Stone by Natasha Greenblatt and Rimah Jabr (Pomme Grenade Productions/The RISER Project). This play investigates the histories of two women – a Palestinian Muslim and a Jewish Canadian – and the forces that push them through time and across continents to find each other. $15, or $20 for any two RISER shows. At The Theatre Centre. Show Info.
El Retorno / I Return by Marilo Nuñez (The RISER Project/Why Not Theatre). A Chilean family in political exile in Canada join a 1979 effort to topple the Pinochet dictatorship. Previews May 5, opens May 6 and runs to May 13, Mon-Sat at 7 or 9:30 pm (see website). $15, or $20 for any two RISER shows. At The Theatre Centre. Show Info.
The Vision of Delight. Toronto Masque Theatre presents a staged reading and singing of Ben Jonson’s masque celebrating the coming of spring. Directed by Derek Boyes. May 1 at 7:30 pm. $25. TMT Atrium. Show Info.
Glengarry Glenross by David Mamet (Amicus Productions). Cutthroat real estate salesmen grind out a living and pursue the American Dream. Opens Apr 27 and runs to May 6, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Apr 30 and May 6 as 2 pm. $25, srs $20, stu $15. At The Papermill Theatre. Show Info.