Five for Twenty (Or Less)

This week’s cheap theatre post features comedies and shows that offer student discounts. Seeing that everyone is back to school in a couple of weeks we thought it would be fitting to highlight shows that are sure to make you laugh without breaking the bank. Get out there catch a show and before the summer is gone and the academic grind begins. 

BINGO: the show Dot Winters (Megan Fraser) returns with the full original cast (from the 2009 Toronto Fringe hit!) Partly written. Partly improvised. Mostly comedy. 100% Bingo. $8 for as many games we can cram in and a baked treat! BINGO: the show

CAGE MATCH Impatient Theatre presents 16 improv teams battling for a cash prize w/ Blank Stare Cowboys, Substitute Dandwich, Not Dead Yet, gandhi’s Flip Flop and others. Aug 23 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 & 10”30pm. $5 per show. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-238-7337,

DAUGHTER OF THE DUST by Robin Sharp (created independently). A young country singer fears her drunken mother will ruin her chances for fame in this musical comedy. Aug 25-28, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 6 pm. $12-$15. Bread & Circus, 299 Augusta. 416-336-3399,

DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE! (AND OTHER LIES) Second City presents previews of its upcoming sketch revue about the things we tell ourselves to get through life. Opens Aug 30. Wed-Fri 8 pm, Sat 8 & 10:30 pm, Sun 7 pm. $29, stu $15. 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011,

GAME PLAYA THURSDAYS John Candy Box Theatre presents The Young And The Guestlist, an improvised puppet soap opera, followed by longform improv by the Game Of The Scene class. Thu 8:45 pm. Pwyc. 70 Peter. 416-340-7270. John Candy Box Theatre