This post-turkey-weekend collection of cheap theatre brings about the spice of life and offers a little something for everyone. These performances feature various one-act plays, workshops, sketch comedy pieces, and dance selections that are perfect for those that would prefer a quick and compact story than a drawn out multi-act production. It’s the theatrical version of a tasting menu – just enough to whet your palette.
A Damn Fine Nite of Actors (The Junes Company/Monday Nite Actors). Canadian actors from film and TV perform in seven short one-act plays. Opens Oct 16 and runs to Oct 20, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 1 pm. $20, Sun pwyc. The Storefront Theatre, 955 Bloor W. damnfineactors.com.
The Everything Show (Two Weird Ladies). This variety show features sketch comedy, music, theatre, spoken word and more with Two Weird Ladies, Matthew Trafford, Plan B and others. Oct 15 at 8:30 pm. $8. Measure, 296 Brunswick. twoweirdladies.com.
Kuwaiti Moonshine/By a Thread by Tim C Murphy/Diane Flacks (Sterling Studio Theatre). One-act plays about a Canadian bootlegger in Kuwait and an anxious performance artist are presented in this double bill. Previews Oct 15. Opens Oct 16 and runs to Oct 26, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $20, preview $15. north entrance, 163 Sterling, unit 5. sterlingstudiotheatre.com.
Script Scrap (Steady State Theatre Project). This new works festival features workshops and readings of plays by Natalie Fingerhut, Rob Salerno, Rachel Ganz, Erin Fleck, Rain Chan and others. Opens Oct 16 and runs to Oct 20, Wed-Sun doors 6:30 pm. Pwyc. lemonTree Studio, 196 Spadina (lower unit). steadystatetheatre.com.
Terra Firma random acts of dance (rad) present movement creation and performance by Lisa Smith and Julie Grant about the honesty of regret. Oct 17-19, Thu-Sat 7 and 8:30 pm. $15, stu/srs $10. Hub 14, 14 Markham. terrafirma2013.eventbrite.ca.