A Special Day uses a sparse backdrop to present an intimate look at the intersection of personal choice, political allegiance, and social conditioning. The return of the play is set to run for ten days. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m., through March 26 at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 800-211-1414; colonymb.org. Admission costs $25.
Last year, in the midst of the presidential election, a play set in Mussolini's Italy on the day of a parade for Hitler ran for a short weekend at the Colony Theatre. The election has come and gone, but the urgency of addressing xenophobia, hate speech, and violence has only increased. Based on Ettore Scola's film of the same name,