Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of March 26, 2012

Five For Twenty (or Less)

Looking for some cheap live theatre shows in Toronto this week? Here’s five shows for $20 or less per ticket – and as a bonus we’ve thrown in a reading of new play about Emily Carr and Lucy Maud Montgomery. You’ll love our picks this week; we’ve got everything from culinary clowns to postmodern Faust.

Claret & Amber by Susan Shillingford (Whistling Fish Productions). The new play about an encounter between Emily Carr and Lucy Maud Montgomery gets a reading. Mar 30 at 7:30 pm. Pwyc. Berkeley Street Theatre, Rehearsal Hall, 26 Berkeley.

Drakul(j)a by Erol Boran (U of T German Department/Theater DU). This adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel is set in a lunatic asylum where the line between doctors and patients is blurred. Mar 29-31. Free. George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire.

Faust In The Box by Bridge Markland (Goethe-Institut). Markland performs her adaptation of Goethe’s classic with hand-puppets and pop music. Mar 29-30. Free. 2nd floor, 100

Morro And Jasp: Go Bake Yourself by Heather Marie Annis, Byron Laviolette and Amy Lee (Up your Nose and In your Toes (U.N.I.T.) Productions). The Fringe-fest famous clown sisters go on a culinary adventure in this new show. Previews Mar 21. Opens Mar 22 and runs to Mar 31. $15, kids’ mats $10, preview pwyc. Cahoots Theatre Company, 388 Queen E.

Smother by Omar Hady (The Theatre Lab). A man seeks a family of his own but is burdened by his guilt-tripping mother. Mar 29-31. $5-$10. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin.

The Nun’s Vacation by Tom Walmsley (Doghouse Riley Productions). This play about a nun, an ex-priest turned psychologist and one of his patients looks at the nature of love, god and tolerance. Opens Mar 23 and runs to Apr 8. $20. Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor W.