Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of March 25th, 2013

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Spring is supposed to be here, and while it seems like it’s gotten a little stuck trying to make it through customs, at least there’s some interesting theatre to keep our minds off the fact that it’s not beach weather yet.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (Theatre @ York). This adaptation adds dark themes and high-tech elements to the classic comedy. Previews Mar 22. Opens Mar 23 and runs to Mar 28. $17, stu/srs $12, preview $5. York University Accolade E Bldg, 4700 Keele. 416-736-5888.

Creators’ Lounge – Spirit Of Inquiry The Creators’ Lounge presents live dance, art and Japanese food featuring a performance by Sahara Morimoto and Takahiro Iwai. Mar 31 at 6 pm. $10-$15. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick.

Overruled/Romance by George Bernard Shaw/Neil Labute (Neoteny Theatre). This double bill features two very different plays about love, lust and infidelity. Previews Mar 27. Opens Mar 28 and runs to Apr 6. $10-$15. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. 416-845-9411,

Paprika Festival (Paprika Festival). Young and emerging artists offers 11 productions and six staged readings, with works by Britta Johnson, Rosamund Small, a Cabaret Series and more. Opens Mar 27 and runs to Apr 6. $5, Cabaret Series free. Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827,

Rhyme, Reason Or Otherwise by Rachel Ganz (Hart House Players). A young Jewish woman in a mixed-faith relationship struggles to respect her heritage while living her own life. Mar 28-30. $15, stu/srs $12, Wed stu $10. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849,