Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Live!: Before there was Richard Pryor there was Jackie "Moms" Mabley, and she was undoubtedly an influence on a number of stand-up comedians in the African-American community. Unfortunately this revue of her work concentrates only on her comedy and chooses to ignore what must have been a very interesting life and career. This would be workable if the jokes were funny, but sadly the jokes, especially the sexual innuendo, get old very quickly. Through July 11. The M Ensemble Actors Studio, 12320 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami. 305-895-8955.
QED: David Kwiat's performance in Peter Parnell's QED is a sight to behold. Frantically and methodically recounting the life and times of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, Kwiat captures our attention and makes us laugh, question, and feel sorry for him with seemingly little effort. -- Dan Hudak Through July 18. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. 305-445-1119.
Take Me Out: This Tony Award-winning drama takes on an ambitious range of subjects -- homophobia, tolerance, and the lure of baseball being chief among them. The play offers two stories. One is a dark drama about a major-league slugger who is revealed to be gay, pitting him against a bigoted teammate. The other plot is a comedy, as the slugger befriends a gay accountant who is thrilled to discover the joys of the sport. The Caldwell's visually striking production features a fine acting ensemble, but both the story and the staging feel somewhat flat. The overall effect is somewhat less than might be hoped for. -- Ronald Mangravite Through July 18. Caldwell Theatre Company, 7873 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561-241-7432.