Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 21, 2012

Five For Twenty (or Less)

This week’s cheap theatre post is a mixed bag of different types of theatre. For $20 or under a ticket, these five plays will give you a great night out. Check them out!

Aer Time (Femmes du Feu/Zero Gravity Circus). This workshop performance series features new works by aerial artists including Jen Roy, Mark Segal, Kirsten Edwards and others. May 26 at 2 pm. $10. Centre of Gravity West, south entrance, 213 Sterling, suite 100. hollytreddenick@gmail.com.

Autogeddon by Heathcote Williams (Pandemic Theatre/Happy Trails Productions). An alien visitor observes the behaviour of humans and their cars. Opens May 17 and runs to May 27. $15-$25, May 20 pwyc. Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 55 Mill, bldg 58, studio 313. pandemictheatre.eventbrite.ca.

Dance Through Time Opera Atelier presents the School of Atelier Ballet performing Renaissance, baroque and 19th-century dances as part of Doors Open Toronto. May 27 at 2 pm. Free. St Lawrence Hall, 157 King E. operaatelier.com.

Dirt (Soulpepper). In this collective creation, the Academy uses urban stories, movement and multimedia to explores dirt in literal and figurative terms. Previews May 18-22. Opens May 23 and runs to May 26. $20. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666, soulpepper.ca.

Rehearsal Hall (Fresh Herbs at Tarragon). This mini-festival of creations by member of the Young Players Unit and other youth-oriented programs features 10-minute plays, a staged reading and a public panel. May 25-27. Pwyc. Tarragon Theatre, Near Studio, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827, tarragontheatre.com.

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