Cheap Theatre for the Week of October 7, 2019

MoT’s 5 under $25 for the Week of October 7, 2019.

There is so much amazing theatre this fall in Toronto. And, if you’re anything like me, you want to see it all! But all of that theatre can certainly leave a dent in the wallet. It’s a good thing that there are some amazing options to see theatre for under $25 all over the city to stretch the number of shows we can see with the same dollars. Yes – some of these shows have tickets over $25, but they all have seats for under $25 as well. Sometimes the view from the cheap seats is better than up close…

Under the cut are 5 live theatre experiences in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of October 7th, 2019. Check out the live shows that will have you loving theatre ‘on the cheap’!

Dock Mother God Society (Grand Canyon, 2 Osler) by Bryce Hodgson (Blood Pact Theatre). Set in BC during the worst wildfire season in Canadian history, this play explores modern western community and its relationship to death, family, generosity, resentment, forgiveness and our connection to the land. Previews begin Oct. Opens Oct 10 and runs to Oct 26, Tue-Sat 8 pm. $15-$25.
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The Election (Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson) by Natasha Greenblatt & Yolanda Bonnell (Theatre Passe Muraille / Common Boots Theatre / Nightwood Theatre). Provocative and hilarious investigation of how Canadians engage in democracy. Previews begin Oct 9. Opens Oct 12 and runs to Oct 27, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $17-$38. Pwyc previews, matinees and Tuesday evenings.
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Hilot Means Healer (Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W) by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo (Cahoots Theatre/b current). Set during WWII, this play explores the social and political consequences of war and occupation in the Philippines. Drawn from traditional Philippine folklore, legends and Indigenous spirituality, it tells a story of unexpected bonds formed during cataclysmic change. Previews from Oct 5, opens Oct 9 and runs to Oct 27, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25, stu/srs $20, preview $15.
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The Jungle (Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman)by Anthony MacMahon and Thomas McKechnie (Tarragon). Two hard-working immigrants find love between shifts in Toronto. Previews from Oct 1, opens Oct 9 and runs to Nov 3, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $22-$70. ExtraSpace.
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The Life and Death of Fred Herko (Dead End Studie, 7 Fraser #13) by Natalie Liconti (Rendezvous With Madness Festival). Interactive performance about a young, queer dancer who jumped from his ex-lover’s window in 1964. The Life and Death of Fred Herko is an interdisciplinary, site-specific performance that sheds light on a footnoted figure in queer history and examines the collateral damage of art. Opens Oct 10 and runs to Oct 20, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $12-$20.
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