The underdog, the misfit, the outcast, the odd one out, the reject — call them what you will, this week’s selection of cheap seat theatre is all about those odds and ends of society. The ones that don’t quite fit in. Whether they’re the ones you want to cheer for in the end, or they’re hated by the masses so much that you can’t wait to see them get their dues, you owe it to yourself to take some time out this week and sit in for some great theatre where the unsung and the left behind take center stage.
Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh (A Lasting Dose Productions). Sexual awakening and jealousy threaten the lifelong relationship of two misfit teens who’ve been living in their own world. Previews Nov 20 at 7 pm. Opens Nov 21 and runs to Dec 1, Thu-Sun 7 and 9 pm. $20. Oz Studios, 134 Ossington. 416-576-3178, brownpapertickets.com.
Baby Redboots’ Revenge by Philip Dimitri Galas (Red Sandcastle Theatre). An aging former child vaudeville star seeks a return to fame in this solo show. Opens Nov 22 and runs to Nov 30, Tue-Sat 8 pm. $20. 922 Queen E. 416-845-9411, redsandcastletheatre.com.
Cinderella by Kate Hawley and Greg Coffin (Ryerson Theatre School). The classic fairy tale is performed in the tradition of British pantomime. Nov 28-30, Thu-Sat 7 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $15. 44 Gerrard E. 416-979-5118, ryerson.ca/theatreschool.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley (BARO Theatre). Two of society’s rejects meet in a bar in this look at love and loneliness. Previews Nov 27-29. Opens Nov 30 and runs to Dec 15, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $20, stu $15. Brockton Collective, 442A Dufferin. brownpapertickets.com/event/482669.
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Unit 102 Actors Co). The Roman emperor is brought down by his senators in the classic tragedy. Opens Nov 13 and runs to Nov 30, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, mat pwyc. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. unit102theatre.com.