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 6th, 2018. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s selections feature a festival, a children’s classic, and historical pieces. Check them out below the cut:
The Rover by Aphra Behn (Ryerson School of Performance). A group of 17th-century Englishmen travel to hot foreign climes during carnival season looking for love and a good time. Opens Feb 9 and runs to Feb 14, Fri-Sat & Mon-Wed 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $15. At Ryerson Theatre. Show Info.
The Secret Garden. Young People’s Theatre presents a play by Paul Ledoux, adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Neglected in her uncle’s gloomy manor, a young girl finds takes refuge in a mysterious hidden garden. Previews from Feb 5, opens Feb 8 and runs to Mar 17, see website for schedule. $10-$45. Recommended for ages 6-12, runs approx. 85 minutes. At The Young People’s Theatre. Show Info.
U of T Drama Festival. Hart House Theatre and the University of Toronto Drama Coalition present a showcase for up-and-coming theatrical talent from the university’s three campuses. Every February, a plethora of original one act plays compete for five coveted awards over the three nights of this annual adjudicated festival. At Hart House Theatre. Festival Info.
Jewel by Joan MacLeod (Shotgun Juliet). A widow explores the strength of love and constraint of grief three years after her husband died on Valentine’s Day 1982, when the Ocean Ranger oil rig sank off the coast of Newfoundland. Opens Feb 7 and runs to Feb 14, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm. $20, stu/arts workers $15. At The Red Sandcastle Theatre. Show Info.
Hang by debbie tucker green (Obsidian Theatre). This drama delves into the heart of a woman’s unthinkable decision. Directed by Philip Akin and choreographer Kimberley Rampersad. Previews from Feb 6, opens Feb 9 and runs to Feb 28, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $20-$35. At The Berkeley Street Theatre. Show Info.