Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of April 22nd, 2013

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

This week cheap theatre gets real cheap. Don’t let finances hold you back from the theatre any longer! These free or pay-what-you-can productions fit everyone’s budget. You can dabble in the undabbled on the cheap. Maybe you’ll discover your love of dance, or your distate for staged readings. It’s low commitment entertainment – try something new without paying the price.

An Enemy Of The People by Henrik Ibsen (Royal Porcupine Productions). Staged reading of Ibsen’s play about a doctor who learns of a public health risk clashing with officials who seek to protect the town’s economy. Apr 22 at 7:30 pm. Pwyc. Tarragon Theatre, Rehearsal Hall, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827.

Dancing In Diversity Canadian Dance Assembly and CPAMO present a performance and talk with artists from Sampradaya Dance Creations, Nova Dance and others as part of National Dance Week. Apr 24 at 7 pm. Free. Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 9 Trinity, studio 313.

Joy And Angst: A Cabaret Of Stuff We Made When We Were Younger (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). Keith Cole, Stephanie Nixon, Vivek Shraya, Chy Spain and others present videos, short plays, songs and more created when they were under 17. Apr 26 at 8 pm. Pwyc. 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555.

Rihannaboi95 by Jordan Tannahill (Suburban Beast). A teen turns to YouTube to deal with issues of bullying and queer identity in this live performance delivered to spectators’ computers. Opens Apr 23 and runs to Apr 28. Free. Online Livestream.

Slate One Screenplay Festival (We Make Movies Canada). Staged readings of semifinalist scripts with three winners to be chosen by audience votes. Opens Apr 16 and runs to Apr 23. Free. Scotland Yard Pub, 56 the Esplanade.