By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
As You Like It: Love, trickery, and mischief reign in the magical Forest of Arden in this romp by William Shakespeare, 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, through Saturday, November 22; 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 23. FIU University Park Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 11200 SW Eighth St.; 305-348-3789.
Bat Boy: The Musical: Tabloid news takes to the stage in this campy, musical farce about a strange bat-boy found in a cave and adopted by a small town, 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20, through Saturday, November 22. Shores Performing Arts Theater, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores; 305-751-0562.
The Boys of Mariel: This dark comedy explores the lives of six gay 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 Piano Lesson: In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a family is disrupted when a relative decides he wants to sell their antique piano to buy land that the family had once worked on 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.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the World-Famous Rockettes: This holiday production features singing snowmen, flying reindeer, rapping elves, and those famous chorus-line kicks, call for showtimes, through December 7. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222.
Rum & Coke: 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, through January 25. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-4000.
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife: In this social satire set in New York, an upper-middle-class doctor's wife struggles with a midlife crisis, call for showtimes, through November 30. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-4000.
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.