Set in the locker room of a Florida high school, Dry Land is Ruby Rae Spiegel’s topical play about female friendship and abortion. The play portrays the hopes and fears of two teenage girls and the bond between them. Directed by Claudia Barrie ( Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). The Kings Cross Theatre, 2/244248 William Street, Sydney. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets: $25$35. Bookings: (02) 9331 9900 or online. Until August 19. The Plant Sue (Sandy Gore, below left) attempts to fill the void left by her dead husband by surrounding herself with plants, although when you need someone to talk to, plants aren’t the most conventional avenue. She meets Clare (Michelle Lim Davidson, below right), who is experiencing a slew of bad luck. Clare thinks intelligence, the potential for another space race and the consequences of encountering alien life. ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Drive. Tonight, 7pm. Tickets: $64.75$204.62. Bookings: (02) 9215 7100 or online. Fake news and constant camera surveillance are part of the world we live in, and if computers were as ubiquitous in 1949, when George Orwell published his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, he could well have included cyberattacks on a grand scale as well. The hero, Winston Smith (Tom Conroy), has rebellious thoughts about the totalitarian state in which he lives, hates its leader, Big Brother, and writes those thoughts in a journal. He knows he will be discovered eventually and “unpersoned”: eliminated. Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit. Today, 1.30pm and tomorrow, 7.30pm. Tickets: $45$85. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700. Blue Love The physical theatre, film and dance piece Blue Love is a poetic and satirical take on the cliches of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the audience on a quest to find the perfect relationship in a production where TV soap opera meets art-house film. Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit. August 16 and 17, 8pm. Tickets: $35-$55. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online.