Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of October 3rd, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. On stage this week: Famous Princesses, punks, paths, power, and participation. Primed for some premium stagecraft, Toronto? Check them out below the cut:
Caminos. Aluna Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts presents a festival of new works-in-progress from local Pan-American, Indigenous & Latinx artists who push the boundaries of theatre, dance, performance art, music, visual arts, installation & film. Creators/performers include Dainty Smith, Victoria Mata, Nawi Moreno-Valverde, Augusto Bitter, Monica Garrido, Jivesh Parasram and many others. Oct 4-8, shows Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, cabarets Thu-Sat 9:30 pm. Film screening Sat 2 pm ($13). Shows $18, cabarets free. Aki Studio & Ada Slaight Hall. Show Info.
Asking For It. by Ellie Moon (Crow’s Theatre/Nightwood Theatre/Necessary Angel). This documentary play explores gender roles and sexual consent in the wake of the Ghomeshi scandal and looks at shame, power, ambiguity and misunderstanding in communication about sex. Previews Oct 6, opens Oct 7 and runs to Oct 21, Tue-Sat 8 pm (and Oct 16), mat Oct 14 & 21 at 2 pm. $20-$25. At Streetcar Crownsnest. Show Info.
Circles. A post-punk jazz dark-pop theatre jam written & composed by Lucas Penner, with music based off of The Inferno from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. (Dead and Lovely Collective). A band is playing at what they think is a regular open mic, but turns out to be an infernal trap and night of horrors. Their friendship and musical careers are challenged by the grungy regulars of limbo and their own demons as they pass through each individual circle of hell. Oct 3-5, Tue-Thu 8 pm. $10-$30 pwyw. In the Cameron House Back room. Show Info.
In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes by James Clements (What Will the Neighbors Say?). This play looks at the secret recordings of Princess Diana and their eventual release, and how the events changed views of celebrity, privacy and the monarchy. Opens Sep 20 and runs to Oct 8, Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 3pm, $20. At Red Sandcastle Theatre. Show Info.
Undercover by Rebecca Northan and Bruce Horak (Tarragon/Vertigo Theatre). An audience member will become a rookie detective and try to separate clues from red herrings to solve a murder mystery. Previews from Sep 19, opens Sep 27 and runs to Oct 29, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2:30 pm (and Sep 30 & Oct 14). $22-$60. At Tarragon Theatre. Show Info.