Stage Capsules

Current shows

Live from the Edge: Presented by the Miami Light Project is fusion theater from the New York-based Universes ensemble. The show is the culmination of the fifth annual Miami/Project Hip Hop, in which artists, activists, and educators from all over the United States convene for a weekend of dialogue and performance. — Scott Cunningham September 29. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-348-5555; www.miamilightproject.com.

Stomp: Can you remember the last time you heard someone pounding on garbage cans, clomping on hubcaps, and thrashing the floor with brooms? If you live in certain unnamed apartment complexes, your answer might be "last night." If you live with inventive, percussion-loving kids, your answer might be "this morning." But just in case your answer is "It's been awhile," the OBIE Award-winning spectacle Stomp, a celebration of high-energy beats, bass, dance, and plenty of banging, is just the solution for you. — Raina McLeod Through September 30. Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 800-939-8587, www.carnivalcenter.org.

Likeness: In this world premiere of a new play by David Caudle, an idealistic young painter in Colonial Boston is commissioned to create an idealized portrait of a tyrannical Loyalist's daughter. The artist finds there is more to painting this portrait than meets the eye. — Scott Cunningham Through September 30. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables; 305-443-5909, www.new-theatre.org.

Talk Radio: Eric Bogosian's play (which was filmed by Oliver Stone in 1988) about radio host Barry Champlain, once a small-time Akron DJ blessed with the gift of gab, incorporates elements of radio host Alan Berg's murder at the hands of neo-Nazis. — Brandon K. Thorp Through October 7. Mosaic Theatre, the American Heritage Center for the Arts, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Ste. 3121, Plantation; 954-577-8243, www.mosaictheatre.org.

Two Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter's Night: James Edwin Parker's play features one of the great well-worn setups in art, The Innocent vs. The Whore, set somewhere in Manhattan, in the bedroom of Daryl, a 38-year-old gay man desperate for love. He picked up a trick the night before, and as the play opens, Daryl is emerging from the bathroom to find his trick, Peter, half asleep, massaging his crotch beneath a sheet. Daryl rouses him. They should get to know each other, he says. The ensuing conversation is the play. Revealing more of the plot would be a great disservice to Sol Theatre. Two Boys doesn't have much of a plot to begin with, and the revelations that appear in Daryl and Peter's conversation are best left as revelations. — Brandon K. Thorp Through October 28. Sol Theatre Project, 1140 N. Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-6555, www.soltheatre.com.

 
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