MoT’s 5 under $25 for the Week of October 21, 2019.
It’s almost Hallowe’en, and buying all of the candy to give out at the door has done a good job of emptying out my pockets. Especially when I bought it on sale a couple of weeks ago (super cheap!) and somehow an entire box of it disappeared…
Since that happened, I’m happy that there are some amazing options to see spooky Hallowe’en theatre for under $25 all over the city to stretch our theatre-going dollars while satisfying our urge for creepy thrills. Yes – one of these shows is just over $25, so I’m cheating just a bit!
Under the cut are 5 live theatre experiences in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of October 21st, 2019. Check out the live shows that will have you loving theatre ‘on the cheap’!
The Cult of Dalkhilu (Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson). A reclusive horror writer, trapped in her tiny apartment by intense agoraphobia, struggles to finish the final novel in her feverishly popular series. The pressure increases as her dangerous and demented fan base discover her real identity and begin visiting her with violent and gruesome offerings. The line between fact and fiction is blurred when she learns that the demonic cult from her novels has become a reality and they are worshipping her as their prophet. Weary and weathered, a lone Detective must face the demons of his own haunted past in order to uncover the source of the madness before it consumes them all. Opens Oct 24 and runs to Nov 2, 7:30 pm. Sat 2:00pm. $25, Tues PWYC.
The Ghost Light Anthology: Cataclysm (Majlis Art Garden, 163 Walnut). A tragic event forces six former camp counsellors to return to the camp that both forged and destroyed their bond. Opens Oct 17 and runs to Oct 31, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $13. Cash only at the door, or purchase advance tickets online.
Ghost Quartet (Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw) by Dave Malloy (Crow’s Theatre/Eclipse Theatre Company). Interwoven narratives spanning 7 centuries run through this haunted song cycle about love, death and whiskey. Opens Oct 5 and runs to Nov 10 (EXTENDED!), Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $27-$47.
A Party to Murder (Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard E). Mortar & Pestle Productions presents a play by Marcia Kash & Doug Hughes. Things are not as they seem for six people who’ve come to play a murder mystery game at a rustic island cottage on Halloween. Opens Oct 17 and runs to Oct 26, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Oct 19 at 2 pm. $20.
She Kills Monsters (Sweet Action Theatre, Artscape Youngeplace 180 Shaw #105) by Qui Nguyen (Daisy Productions). Two sisters set forth on a badass adventure through a world of demons, dragons and D20s. Opens Oct 24 and runs to Nov 2, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $25.