CHEAP THEATRE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

MoT’s 5 under $25 for the Week of September 16, 2019.

With the rush of new theatre hitting Toronto this September, there’s plenty to check out for ticket prices at any budget. It was tough to pick just 5, but here’s the best deals happening in the theatre scene this week!

The Bartender (Flying Pony Cafe, 1481 Gerrard St E). In a world with seemingly nothing left, a bartender tends to his only patrons in an empty bar. Our protagonists come up against a Greek goddess, a crow called Death, a wandering salesman, and two of the most beautiful people they have ever seen. In a play about telling stories, it is difficult to determine what is real and what is imaginary as a bizarre cast of characters walk into a bar. September 11-14 & 18-21 – 7:00 PM. $25, students $20
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Hedwig and the Angry Itch (Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St). This Tony Award winning cult classic, takes its audience on a funny, heartbreaking, transgender rock roller coaster of a ride that follows Hedwig Robinson on her journey from communist East Berlin to a trailer park in Kansas. Sept 18 & 19. 8pm. $25.
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The Heidi Chronicles (Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St). This comedy follows a woman from 1960s teen to 80s career woman while exploring feminism, friendship and social change. Opens Sep 20 and runs to Oct 5, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25, Sun pwyc.
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Life in a Box (Grand Canyon2 Osler St). By Landon Doak & Matthew Finlan (Bad Hats Theatre). Weed-filled, sci-fi musical adventure about two friends living in a basement apartment in Toronto. Opens Sep 18 and runs to Sep 28, Tue-Fri 8 pm, Sat 7 & 10 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20-$25.
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Non Gratas (Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor St W). Instagram Influencer Mariela Pabon and Patricia Tab explore the twists and turns of being Latinx immigrants in North America in this improvised show. Non Gratas is a bilingual Improv duo who are expanding Toronto’s comedy scene with woke, bipoc, female art. Wed, Sept 18, 8 pm. $15.
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There is No Word for Wilderness (Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St). A land-based story walk brought to life with mask, puppetry and live music reflects one woman’s journey of getting lost to get found as nature reveals itself to her. Opens Sep 18 and runs to Sep 28, Tue-Sat 6 pm (no show Sep 27; rain dates Sep 22 & 29). Free.
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Some listings based on NOW! Stage Listings.