Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of February 17th, 2015

Live shows for $20 or Less

It’s always nice when we can lower our threshold for “cheap” – this week it’s actually $20 or less, down from our typical $25 or less per ticket. And there’s a fun variety of shows on this week’s list, including two that honour Black History Month! Check out the full list below.

Black Men In Theatre – Piece of Mine Festival presents 7 contemporary playwrights showcasing new works-in-development including Araya Mengesha, Chevy X and Luke Reece. Feb 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm (doors 7 pm). $15, adv $10. 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture & the Arts 918 Bathurst.

Commemorate! Theatre (Scarborough Arts). Artist/producer Amani hosts a curated evening of interactive theatre activities and play readings from emerging Toronto theatre artists. Feb 17 at 6 pm. Free. Part of the Commemorate! Black History Month series of events at Bluffs Gallery. Bluffs Gallery 1859 Kingston Rd.

Elvis’ Toenail by Fionnuala Kenny (Toronto Irish Players). A pregnant teen working at a factory poses moral dilemmas for her colleagues in 1960s Dublin. Opens Feb 19 and runs to Mar 7, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $18. Alumnae Theatre 70 Berkeley.

Problem Child by George F Walker (NightShift Theatre). Three broken-down characters in a motel room plot to convince a social worker to give them back custody of a child. Opens Feb 17 and runs to Feb 28, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20. Red Sandcastle Theatre 922 Queen E.

This Side of Heaven by Varrick Grimes and Kiersten Tough (Humber Theatre). This highly physical original production is inspired by the works of Al Pittman, Virgil and Shaun Tan, and explores the space between life and death, and the journey of the soul. Opens Feb 13 and runs to Feb 21, Feb 13-14 and 17-20 at 7:30 pm, mat Feb 15 and 21 at 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $10. Humber Studio Theatre 300 Birmingham.

Play Listings based on NOW! Stage listings.