Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of January 30th, 2018. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s selection are all about queerness, colonialism, progress, and works by and for People of Colour. Check them out below the cut:
Ipperwash by Falen Johnson (Native Earth Performing Arts/Blyth Festival). An Anishinaabe corporal visits Camp Ipperwash military base and sees how damage done by forced evictions in 1924 still reverberates through the communities. Previews from Feb 4, opens Feb 7 and runs to Feb 18, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25, stu/srs $22, preview $15-$20. At Daniel’s Spectrum. Show Info.
The Watah Theatre Double Bill. The Watah Theatre presents a workshop staging of Once Upon A Black Boy by d’bi.young anitafrika and the world premiere of I Cannot Lose My Mind by Najla Nubyanluv. Opens Jan 30 and runs to Feb 17, Tue-Sat 8:30 pm, mat Sat 2:30 pm. $25-$30. At The Streetcar Crowsnest. Show Info.
Progress: International Festival of Performance and Ideas. SummerWorks and the Theatre Centre present progressive and transgressive performances, workshops and conversations. Works include MDLSX by Motus, minor matter by Ligia Lewis, Race Cards by Selina Thompson, LOST in TRANS by Dickie Beau and more. Feb 1-18, see website for schedule. $25, three-show pass $60. At The Theatre Centre. Festival Info.
Chicho. Pencil Kit Productions presents a solo comedy written and performed by Augusto Bitter. An ashamed-queer-Catholic-man-boy from Venezuela attempts to feel beautiful despite his warring identity politics. Feb 3-4, Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $10 adv, pwyc at the door. At Theatre Passe Muraille. Show Info.
Acha Bacha by Bilal Baig (Buddies in Bad Times/Theatre Passe Muraille). This play boldly explores the intersections between queerness, gender identity and Islamic culture in the Pakistani diaspora. Previews from Jan 30, opens Feb 6 and runs to Feb 18, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $17-$38 (weekend mats pwyc at the door; $22.50 in advance). At Theatre Passe Muraille. Show Info.