Religion and sexuality butt heads in Queen City Theatre Company's latest theater production, Southern Baptist Sissies. The play follows the lives of four homosexual guys, struggling to keep their faith as it clashes with sexual desires — deemed as "evil" by the Baptist church they attend. From laughter to tears, the show takes its audience on an emotional holy ride with some much needed lessons in tolerance. $16-$24. Jan. 20-22, 8 p.m.; Jan. 26-29, 8 p.m.; Jan. 30, 3 p.m.; Feb. 2-5, 8 p.m. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.