Cheap Theatre for the Week of April 22, 2014

The winter that would never end is finally (hopefully) over! So why not put a little spring in your step with a little Cheap Theatre? This week, we’re focusing on a series of shows being put on by The Playwright Project. Each year, the Project chooses a playwright, and brings his or her works to different neighbourhoods in Toronto. This year, they’re taking over the Danforth with the plays of British playwright Caryl Churchill, whose work has been described as “subversive, controversial, and constantly pushing the limits of dramatic writing”. For as little as $10 a pop, you can’t go wrong with The Playwright Project.

Check out the plays below!

 

Drunk Enough To Say I Love You by Caryl Churchill (Circlesnake Productions/The Playwright Project 2014). Two men are locked in a tense affair in this allegorical play about the seduction of Britain by the U.S. Opens Apr 24 and runs to May 4, see website for schedule. $10-$15, Project passes $15-$45. The Downstage, 798 Danforth. playwrightproject.com.

A Number by Caryl Churchill (Cart/Horse Theatre/The Playwright Project 2014). This physiological thriller looks at the relationship between fathers and sons. Opens Apr 23 and runs to May 4, see website for schedule. $10-$15, Project passes $15-$45. The Downstage, 798 Danforth. playwrightproject.com.

Three More Sleepless Nights by Caryl Churchill (Bad Joe/The Playwright Project 2014). This play looks at human relationships through the eyes of two ill-fated couples. Opens Apr 24 and runs to May 4, see website for schedule. $10-$15, Project passes $15-$45. The Downstage, 798 Danforth. playwrightproject.com.

Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill (Neoteny Theatre/The Playwright Project 2014). This dark comedy looks at how witch hunts affect communities and target old, poor and unconventional women. Opens Apr 23 and runs to May 4, see website for schedule. $10-$15, Project passes $15-$45. The Downstage, 798 Danforth. playwrightproject.com.

 

 

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