Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
This week, it’s about variety: we’ve got some Pride picks, some plays about self-exploration, Shakespeare mash-ups and improv comedies involving playing cards. The best way to showcase the diverse theatre scene in the city is to give you a little bit of everything–and to do it for the affordable price of free! (Okay, only two are free, but the rest are under 25 dollars). Check ’em out under the cut!
52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozie (The Howland Co). A mix of writing and improvisation is used in this intimate look at relationships told through a game of 52 Pick-up. Opens Jun 1 and runs to Jul 27, Wed 8 pm. $15-$20. Show Info.
Free Jane. Queer Pride 2016 presents the annual show hosted by Sky Gilbert, featuring a reading of Smashes, a play by Franny McCabe-Bennett, followed by an open mic. Jun 26 at 8 pm. Free. Show Info.
Den of Thieves by Stephen Adly Gurgis (Triple ByPass Productions). Four petty criminals must beg for their lives when a heist goes bad. Previews Jun 16, opens Jun 17 and runs to Jun 26, Tue-Sun 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm. $25, preview $20. Show Info.
My Co-Mates and Brothers in Exile by Eva Barrie (Shakespeare in the Ruff). Forced to leave her war-torn country, a young woman starts to build a new home in this site-specific promenade piece created using Shakespeare and contemporary text. Opens Jun 22 and runs to Jun 26, Wed-Sun 7:30 pm. Free. Starts at the basketball courts. Show Info.
4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane (NSK theatre). Kane’s emotionally raw play about self exploration of petrified hope, personal despair, unconditional love and clinical depression. Jun 23-25 at 8 pm. $25. Show Info.