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.
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.