By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
Annie: The spunky orphan is back, 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, beginning Wednesday, November 19, through January 4. The Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293.
Antonio: EDGE Theatre explores friendship, mating rituals, and love triangles in its latest production, 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through December 20, 305-531-6083 (details). Piccadilly Gardens, 35 NE 40th St.
As You Like It: Love, trickery, and mischief reign in the magical Forest of Arden in this romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. Sundays, through November 23. FIU University Park Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 11200 SW 8th St.; 305-348-3789.
Rum & Coke: Miami-born Cuban-American actress and playwright Carmen Pelaez interprets a host of female characters inspired by her experiences in this one-woman show, call for showtimes, Tuesday, November 18, through January 25. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-4000.
The Boys of Mariel: This dark comedy by Bill Yule and Barry Ball explores the lives of six Cuban men who, after spending time in Castro's jails, arrive in Miami on the Mariel boatlift, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. Sundays, through November 30, 305-609-4763 (details). Teatro Avante, 235 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-8877.
The Goat or Who is Sylvia? A successful architect must confess to his wife about an extramarital relationship in this Edward Albee drama, 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13, through Saturday, November 15; 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119.
The Piano Lesson: In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, an African-American family is disrupted when a relative decides he wants to sell their prized antique piano to buy land in Mississippi that the family had once worked as slaves, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3:00 p.m. Sundays, through December 14. M Ensemble Actors Studio, 12320 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami; 305-895-8955.
Times Like These: This drama is based on the true story of the marriage between two Nazi-era German stage stars, Meta Wolff and Joachim Gottschalk, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sundays, through December 14. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables; 305-443-5909.
Violet: A severely disfigured woman named Violet embarks on a bus journey across the South in search of a TV evangelist in this musical, call for showtimes, through November 22. UM Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-3355.