By Leah Siegel
Hot Brown Honey at The Cultch, March 15-30
This troupe of Aussie female artists is bringing back their internationally-acclaimed show full of music, acrobatics, cabaret and unapologetic female empowerment. “Of course we want the audience to have an amazing time,” says creator Lisa Fa’alafi. “But for us the most important thing is the discussion that follows.”
Jesus Freak at Pacific Theatre, March 1-23
Most kids come back from summer camp with scraped legs, sunburns, and maybe memories of their first kiss. Clara, meanwhile, has come back with Jesus — and her newfound religiosity surprises her secular family that prides itself on its open-mindedness.
Marine Life at Firehall Arts Centre, March 14-23
An environmental activist falls in love with a corporate lawyer. It’s an age-old tale of star-crossed lovers, set against a backdrop of the impending environmental apocalypse. Don’t worry: this is a comedy.
Gross Misconduct at Gateway Theatre, March 14-23
In a prison, two cellmates — one, a veteran prisoner, the other a rich kid newcomer — must deal with their past, and each other in this new play by Meghan Gardiner. Director Kayvon Khoshkam told BeatRoute, “We’re looking at exploring accountability, but also its relationship to redemption.”