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Ka­tee Mul­vany plays one of lit­er­a­ture’s great­est vil­lains in Bell Shake­speare’s reimag­in­ing, di­rected by Pete Evans. arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Mel­bourne 3004. www.arts­cen­tre mel­bourne.com.au. $40-$92. Apr 20-May 7.

THREE LIT­TLE WORDS

Af­ter the suc­cess of Switzer­land, play­wright Joanna Mur­ray-smith and di­rec­tor Sarah Goodes re-team for an acer­bic com­edy about re­la­tion­ships. Three Lit­tle Words re­volves around two cou­ples whose per­fect bub­ble of do­mes­tic bliss is dis­rupted when one cou­ple an­nounces they’re plan­ning to split. south­bank The­atre, 140 South­bank Blvd, South­bank 3006. www.mtc.com.au. $82-$121. Apr 18-May 27.

FAITH HEALER

Judy Davis di­rects hus­band Colin Friels in an Ir­ish mas­ter­piece about a trav­el­ling show­man. Faith Healer in­tro­duces three char­ac­ters: the ‘Fan­tas­tic Frank Hardy, Faith Healer’, his wife (or his mis­tress?) Gra­cie, and his man­ager, Teddy. à South­bank The­atre, 140 South­bank Blvd, South­bank 3006. 03 8688 0800. www.mtc. com.au. $82-$115. Un­til Apr 8.

THE RE­AL­IS­TIC JONESES

Will Eno’s 2012 play is about two pairs of neigh­bours, both called Jones, and the im­mense mys­ter­ies of life. Time Out New York wrote of the play’s Broad­way de­but: “Whether or not you share Eno’s se­vere, brit­tle and frankly de­spair­ing view of ex­is­tence, there’s much to savour.” red Stitch Ac­tors The­atre, 2 Chapel St, St Kilda East 3183. red­stitch.net/gallery/ the­re­al­is­ticjone­ses. $49. Apr 25-May 28.

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