Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of August 29, 2010

By Mira Saraf

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

We have a bit of a mixed bag for the week of August 29, 2010. You can’t blame your purse strings for missing any of these shows. Enjoy!

1) A Gilgul Fun A Nign (Metamorphosis Of A Melody) by Rafael Goldwaser (Ashkenaz Festival). This solo show is based on a story by IL Peretz about the evolution of a tune by a legendary klezmer fiddler. Sep 1 at 7 pm. $15. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina. 416-979-9901,

2) The Fallen: A Tale Of Jack The Ripper by David Zabriskie, Jack Whyte and Tory Doctor (White Chapel). This musical tells the story of the infamous London criminal. Aug 30 at 7:30 pm. $20. Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, 165 Front E. 416-862-2222.

3) Drama & Desire: Artists And Theatre (Art Gallery of Ontario). CanStage Dream in High Park actors and Atelier Ballet dancers perform alongside an exhibit of Stratford Festival props, stage machines and interactive content. Opens Jun 19 and runs to Sep 26, performances on select Saturdays and Sundays. Free w/ admission. 317 Dundas W.

4) Romeo And Juliet by William Shakespeare (Canadian Stage Dream in High Park). This year’s outdoor production features the classic tale of ill-fated lovers. Previews Jun 25-27. Opens Jun 29 and runs to Sep 5, Tue-Sun 8 pm. Pwyc ($20 sugg); under 14 free. High Park Amphitheatre, Bloor W and Parkside. 416-367-1652,