On the Radar: The Lark at Gorilla Theatre and boom! at Jobsite

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the apocalypse....yeah. Jo answers Jules' Craigslist ad for "sex to change the course of the world." What she doesn't know is that he thinks they'll have to repopulate earth after the catastrophe. (Pictured: Summer Bohnenkamp Jenkins in boom! Photo by Dave Pritchard) The Lark, March 11-April 4, 7 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N. Hubert Ave., Tampa, $15-$25, $10 student rush tickets 30 minutes prior to curtain, gorillatheatre.com; boom!, March 11-28, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 4 p.m. Sun., Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa, $24.50, jobsitetheater.org.

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming events to mark your calendar for. Two local theaters are vying for your entertainment dollars this weekend. My suggestion? Splurge on both – you’ll need some comic relief after seeing The Lark at Gorrilla Theatre, about the ever-fascinating and controversial “Joanie on a Pony” as she’s known in ‘Nawlins.

Joan of Arc wore many hats (and some really uncomfortable iron headgear) — from saint, to warrior, to heretic. This 15th century courtroom drama explores the inextricable combination of historical fact and religious mystery that shrouds the Maid of Orleans when she is called to testify in the Great Inquisition.

If you’re looking for some lighter theatrical fare, try Jobsite Theater’s boom!, a comedy about

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