Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 19, 2015

Shows in Toronto for under $25

Here are this week’s theatre pieces you can enjoy for less than $25, along with the beautiful weather, and perhaps some icecream:

Burnish. (Erika Batdorf). This performance installation invites the audience to choose elements that affect an ever-changing loop integrating music, digital technology, poetic text, art objects, movement and singing. In a self-contained mini theatre, the artist, attached to bio-sensors, attempts to maintain a deeply authentic process that is altered by every interaction. Opens May 15 and runs to May 21; see website for times. Free.

Durango. by Julia Cho (fu-GEN Theatre Company/Theatre Smash). A family unravels during a cross-country road trip in this dramatic comedy about domestic embattlement. Previews May 16-17, opens May 19 and runs to May 31, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $20-$37, Sun pwyc at the door

Fever/Dream. by Sheila Callaghan (Seven Siblings Theatre Company). A long-time customer service rep suddenly finds himself in charge of a billion-dollar company in this workplace satire. Opens May 22 and runs to May 31, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $20-$25. View Show Info

Half a League (reviewed). by Scott Garland (Rarely Pure Theatre). Three men in a junkyard play at being soldiers and await the return of their “leader” when an unexpected visitor stumbles upon their “outpost”. Opens May 6 and runs to May 31, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $15. View Show Info

Sunday Night Live. The Sketchersons’ weekly sketch and live music show. Sundays at 9 pm. $10.  View Show Info


Listings based on NOW! Stage listings.