Drunk History, it's time to get a little more sophisticated (but also, if you haven't seen that episode, you should). Through the collaboration of composer Carson Kievman and playwright Thomas Babe, the world premiere of Tesla is sung and performed with digital projections and cutting-edge scenic design. Narrated by Tesla's contemporary, Mark Twain, the play will follow the genius inventor as his creations challenge what we knew of science, nature, and society. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-674-1040; colonymb.org. Tickets cost $45 to $60.
If you first learned about Nikola Tesla through John C. Reilly's performance on