Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of September 27

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

This week features one freebie about abortion (set as a Western), and a host of other budget-friendly choices delving mostly into darker territory. Lots of choices for fans of solo shows. Check out the listings below the cut.

Hot Kitchen / Second Shift. (Filament Incubator/Raw Matter). This collective creation explores the dirty depths of domesticity within the nucleus of society: the home. Previews Sep 22, opens Sep 23 and runs to Oct 1, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sep 24 at 2 pm. $15-$18, preview $10. Show Info.

Milf Life Crisis. Anne Marie Scheffler performs her hit comedic solo play about mid-life dating after divorce. Opens Sep 20 and runs to Oct 1, Tue-Fri at 8 pm (plus Oct 1). $20. Show Info.

The Supine Cobbler by Jill Connell (It Could Still Happen/Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics). Reading of a play that explores the experience of a clinical abortion, set in the spirit of a Western. Q&A to follow. Sep 28 at 8 pm (doors 7:30 pm). Free. Show Info.

Not A Special Snowflake. (Joy-making Productions). Shaina Follis performs her solo show about going through two provinces, five jobs, three apartments and twelve steps to figure out that life goes on after drinking. Oct 1 at 8 pm. $10. Show Info.

The Three Penny Opera by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht (Soup Can Theatre). In-concert version of the dark musical play about crime, greed and lust in 19th century London’s seedy underworld. Oct 2 at 4, 6:30 and 9 pm. $13. Show Info.