Current Shows

Blind Date: The New Theatre presents another world premiere with Mario Diament's Blind Date. Diament is the Miami-based, Argentine-born author of The Book of Ruth and Smithereens. As the title suggests, the play explores encounters between strangers, sighted and blind. Directed by Rafael de Acha. March 6 through April 4. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. 305-443-5909.

Boston Marriage: The Trap Door Theatre presents David Mamet's comedy of errors about three scheming women in a Victorian drawing room. Through March 14. Miami Dade College North Campus Black Box Theatre, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Bldg. 5. 305-237-1438.

The Drawer Boy: Watching Florida Stage's new production is a bit like observing a bumblebee in flight. Based on evidence, it shouldn't fly, but it does anyway. Set in Canada in the early Seventies, the play tracks a young actor who encounters two bachelor farmers and their long-buried secret. Michael Healey's 1999 script may be weak on internal logic and thematic inspiration, but its gentle humor and poetic power is strong enough to beguile nonetheless. Through March 7. Florida Stage, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 561-585-3433.

Fully Committed:Desperate diners stoop to new lows to get a table at one of New York's hottest and busiest restaurants. Through May 9. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. 305-442-4000.

Jolson and Company:Reviewed in this issue. Through March 7. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. 305-442-4000.

Ten Unknowns: Jon Robin Baitz's play about an expatriate painter in Mexico serves up some interesting, flawed characters and an insider look at the modern art scene. While those seeking dramatic action may come away disappointed, Joseph Adler's evocative production makes for an evening of insightful theater. Heath Kelts is superb as an anguished, wryly comical art dealer. Through March 7. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. 305-445-1119.

 
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