Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the week of June 11th, 2013

What’s cheap in the city this week? A little bit of everything! Whether you’re looking for classical theatre in a bucolic setting, or something challenging and experimental, we’ve got you covered. Get ready for Pride at Buddies, get a new perspective on love at Videofag, or get your hands dirty at the Theatre Centre: the choice is yours!

Five Fingers (Robin Fulford). Alternating monologues reveal a young couple’s tense home life leading up to an incident of domestic violence. Opens Jun 13 and runs to Jun 22. $12. Secret Location, email for tickets and details. fivefingersTO@gmail.com.

The Merry Wives Of Windsor by William Shakespeare (Bard in the Park). The classic comedy is performed outdoors. Bring a blanket. Opens Jun 11 and runs to Jun 16. Pwyc/$10 sugg. Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen E. bardinthepark.com.

Paul Hutcheson’s Pride Package III Wog Productions and Queer Pride 2013 present a stand-up comedy cabaret by Hutcheson w/ Trixie & Beever, Sharron Nowlan, D’yan Forrest and others. Jun 14-15. $10-$15. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.

SAPPHO…in 9 fragments by Jane Montgomery Griffiths (Jer’s Vision). Ancient Greece’s first love poet laments her erasure from history, while a chorus girl is seduced into a modern-day Sapphic romance. Jun 14-15. $15. Videofag, 187 Augusta. sapphotoronto.eventbrite.co.uk.

Socialist* Games (Mammalian Diving Reflex). The performance artists invite strangers to play with strangers in summer-camp style activities. Opens Jun 13 and runs to Jun 27. Pwyc/sliding scale. Theatre Centre Pop-Up, 1095 Queen W. mammalian.ca.

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