The International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami presents "The Malinche," referring to a lover, concubine, slave, maid, mother, woman and native. All attempts to explain the Mexican soul are intimately tied to her. Malinche has been considered symbolic for the country, and also for duality and legacy. 8:30 p.m. Additional performance on July 20. Performance in Spanish. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater, Miami. $30. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The Actors' Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences presents "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Saturdays at 2 p.m. Select weekday 10 a.m. performances are available for pre-arranged fieldtrips. Performances through Aug. 4. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $17. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
"Race" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet tells of two lawyers, one black and one white, who find themselves defending a wealthy white executive against the charge of raping a young black woman. Performance by Ethan Henry, Joe Kimble, Gregg Weiner and Jade Wheeler, and directed by Joseph Adler. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. 2-7 p.m. Sundays. Performances through Aug. 5. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
The Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents the world premiere musical "Real Men Sing Show Tunes... and play with puppets." The play comically delves into what it means to be a man in a modern world shared with women, children and, even puppets. 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 2 p.m. on Sundays. Performances through Aug. 12. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15 student tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain. $40 weeknights and matinees. $48 others. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Miami Dade College's North Campus'Actors Arena presents "El Libro de Ruth (The Book of Ruth)," written by playwright and journalist Mario Diament and directed by Max Ferrá. The play recounts the memories of an old woman who at a young age left her loved ones behind and fled to Buenos Aires to escape the Nazi occupation of her native Poland. The play is in Spanish and is free and open to the public. 8 p.m. Additional performances on July 21, 22, 27 and 29. MDC North Campus Lehman Theatre, 11380 NW 27 Ave., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-1505 or www.mdc.edu.
The International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami presents "André and Dorine," telling of a unique elderly couple who, like so many others, have drifted into apathy as a result of routine. But a disease interrupts the monotony: Alzheimer's; and plunges them in a journey through memory, a struggle to remember who they were so as not to forget who they are. This is a non-verbal performance. 8:30 p.m. Additional screening on July 22 at 5 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater, Miami. $30. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.