Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of January 6th, 2014

Ten for Twenty (Or Less)

A surefire way to beat the winter blues; the Next Stage Theatre Festival offers ten groundbreaking works from established artists on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit performing at the Factory Theatre from January 8 – 19, 2014. And, even if you’re dreading the arrival of your holiday credit card bill, don’t worry, at just $15 a ticket you’ll be able to afford to a show and have money left over for a beer in the (heated) McAuslan Beer Tent afterward.

A Misfortune by Scott Christian, Wade Bogert-O’Brien and Kevin Michael Shea (Common Descent/Next Stage Theatre Festival). A married woman and a young lawyer take a walk in this musical about small moments and momentous decisions. Opens Jan 9 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Studio, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

Fatherly by Sam S Mullins (Sam S Mullins/Next Stage Theatre Festival). Mullins performs his solo show about fathers, sons, America, baseball and more. Opens Jan 9 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $10, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Antechamber, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

Jack Your Body by Emily Law and Ashley Perez (Mix Mix Dance Collective/Next Stage Theatre Festival). Issues of race, gender and social status are examined in this work that explores underground social dances. Opens Jan 9 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Mainspace, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

Killer Business – The Musical by Rob Torr, Ken MacDougall and Saul Segal (Torrent Productions/Next Stage Theatre Festival). The production of a run-of-the-mill musical gets a jolt when a dead body turns up on stage. Opens Jan 8 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Mainspace, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

On The Other Side of the World by Brenley Charkow (Harley Dog Productions/Next Stage Theatre Festival). Adapted from various memoirs, this drama tells the story of Jews in 1930s Europe who sought refuge in China. Opens Jan 9 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Mainspace, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

Polar Opposites by Nicole Ratjen (TiltHAUS/Next Stage Theatre Festival). This play about two polar bears trapped on a melting iceberg features comedy, tragedy, table tennis and mask theatre. Opens Jan 8 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $10, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Antechamber, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

Release The Stars: The Ballad Of Randy And Evi Quaid by Amanda Barker and Daniel Krolik (God is in the Dairy/Next Stage Theatre Festival). A celebrity couple flee from U.S. media and stage an artsy cabaret in Canada. Opens Jan 8 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Studio, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

Rifles by Nicolas Billon (Praxis Theatre/Next Stage Theatre Festival). Not wishing to suffer more loss, a Spanish Civil War widow tries to keep her sons out of the conflict. Opens Jan 8 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Mainspace, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

Scheherazade by Johnnie Walker (Nobody’s Business Theatre/Next Stage Theatre Festival). A brave woman faces a brutal king who kills his brides after every wedding night in this darkly erotic satire. Opens Jan 9 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Studio, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

Stencilboy And Other Portraits by Susanna Fournier (Paradigm Productions/Next Stage Theatre Festival). Desperate to be immortalized in art, a woman is caught between a graffiti artist and a once-famous painter. Opens Jan 8 and runs to Jan 19, see website for schedule. $15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, Studio, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.

TICKET INFORMATION:

WHERE TO PURCHASE:
ONLINEClick here.
All online and phone sales are subject to a $2 per order fee
Please ensure you have the credit card you booked with when picking up tickets

OVER THE PHONE: 416.966.1062
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Starting January 3rd, everyday 10am-6pm
All online and phone sales are subject to a $2 per order fee
Please ensure you have the credit card you booked with when picking up tickets

AT THE VENUE: starting January 8, 2014
The box office opens one hour before the first show of the day.
Cash, VISA and Mastercard accepted – NO Debit or AMEX.

PRICING:
$15 (Mainspace/Studio)
$10 (Antechamber)

NSTF PASSES
$48 Four Play Pass: Valid for 4 tickets, redeemable in advance by phone or at the door. Maximum of one ticket per play. Non-transferable. Savings of up to $12.

$88 Eight Play Pass: Valid for 8 tickets, redeemable in advance by phone or at the door. Maximum of two tickets per play, per pass. This pass can be used by two patrons. Savings of up to $32.

**Listings based on NOW stage listings.

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