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Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of February 20, 2012

Five For Twenty (or Less)

This week we have five great live theatre shows you can check out in Toronto. The first play is a piece of visual theatre for all ages, the next is a psycho thriller that consists of two one-act plays, we also have a documentary play about a farmer, a show based on historical women like Virginia Woolf, Anne Sexton and Slyvia Plath and finally we have an autobiographical show that looks at the struggles of a composer. There is definitely something for everyone this week, so get out there.

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Review: A Brimful of Asha (Why Not Theatre)

A Brimful of Asha at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre is a true story about the misadventures of being set up by Indian parents

A Brimful of Asha is not so much a play but more like the sharing of a story. Walking into the theatre feels like walking into someone’s house. Ravi and Asha Jain, the mother and son who share their story, welcome us into their home. They shake everyone’s hand as they come in, introduce themselves and in true Indian fashion promptly offer you a samosa.

Within a couple of minutes I knew that this show would have no middle ground for me. I would either love it or hate it; I’m glad to say I did indeed enjoy it.

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