Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of June 4th, 2013

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

The weather has warmed up (sort of) and summer is drifting in slowly but surely. With the sun getting to its hottest point and the volume of visitors to our fine city growing, there’s lots of theatre to experience. From cabarets to play readings, kick your June off properly with a good round of theatrics!

A Very Chris-terical 90s Cabaret (Queer Pride 2013). Chris Tsujiuchi performs his cabaret show with Gabi Epstein, Colin Asuncion and others. Jun 7-9. $15-$20. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555,

Factory Wired 13 (Factory Theatre). Staged readings of works-in-progress by Jesse Stong, Melody A Johnson, Daniel MacIvor & Daniel Brooks and others. Opens May 27 and runs to Jun 9. Pwyc. 125 Bathurst. 416-504-9971,

Fairy Tale Ending by Kieren MacMillan and Jeremy Hutton (Role Your Own Theatre). A girl questions characters about tragic plot changes occurring in popular fairy tales in this family musical. Jun 7-9. $15, kids $12. Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood.

Oil/Player One: What Is To Become Of Us (Goethe-Institut). Philip Riccio & the Company Theatre present a dramatic reading of excerpts of Lukas Bärfuss’s and Douglas Coupland’s plays in an exploration of oil, greed and disaster. Jun 7 at 5 pm. Free. 2nd floor, 100 University.

Specter by Don Nigro (Sterling Studio Theatre). A man driving home on a rainy night finds an enchanting woman on a lonely road in this take on an ancient ghost story. Opens Jun 3 and runs to Jun 8. $10. 163 Sterling, unit 5.