By Nilo Cruz. Adapted from a story by Gabriel García Márquez. Through May 25 at the PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores; 305-751-9550; theplaygroundtheatre.com. Tickets cost $20.By Donald Margulies. Through June 3 at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119; gablestage.org. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $47.50 for seniors and students.Book by Roger Allers and Irene Macchi. Music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Through June 10 at the Adrienne Arsht Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House,1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org. Tickets cost $36.50.
In a destitute village near the Caribbean Sea, a young brother and sister discover a creature that has plummeted from the sky. Believing the mysterious stranger is a fallen angel who needs their help, the siblings overcome their fear and set off to help their new friend get back into the sky. But as soon as the adults find out about the inexplicable being, they devise ways to use him for monetary gain, as a sideshow freak that people from around the world would pay to see. Adapted from Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez's 1955 short story, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings is a magical and touching fable that exposes man's desperation and greed while shining a light on the purity of children's faith, curiosity, imagination, and, ultimately, friendship. Presented with the PlayGround Theatre's spectacular costumes, vivid sound effects, and dazzling visuals, the play is a wonder for the entire family.