316 W. Main St.
$15; 8 p.m.
Theatre , a local initiative that chooses contemporary plays expressly for the Louisville drama scene, has unveiled the three productions that’ll make up its sophomore season. “Futura” by Jordan Harrison will run June 1-9. It is a dystopian thriller and every writer’s nightmare — the author loses authority when his paper is absorbed by a mysterious entity known as “The Cloud.” From Aug. 3-11, the company will put on Rajiv Joseph’s “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” which examines the agonizing and over-the-hill romance of Kayleen and Doug, two elementary school sweethearts. Annie Baker’s “The Aliens,” which deals with being an outsider to life, the universe and everything, runs Oct. 5-13. While none of the works are set in Louisville, they all deal with issues and events that plague and please the modern world. —Simon Isham