MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Miami-Dade Community College, Kendall Campus's next production, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," tells the story of star-crossed lovers, overly ambitious homespun clowns and misadventures with fairies. Performances held through April 12 at 8 p.m.; April 13 at 2 p.m. Miami-Dade Community College, Kendall Campus-Theater, 11011 SW 104 St., Room M113, Kendall. Free. Details: (305) 237-2203.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents a free performance of "Buffalo Soldier," 7 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. Prior to the performance, there will be a lecture by Leo Gray, retired Lt. Colonel of the USAF at 6:30 p.m. Details: (954) 625-2810.
ART IN THE AFTERNOON
City Theatre puts Shakespeare's dictum that all the world's a stage to the test with three comedic short plays performed throughout board member Dr. Paula Levine and her husband Jack's Key Biscayne Penthouse during its "Art in the Afternoon" fundraiser, from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Two of the three comedies will be sneak previews of this year's upcoming festival: "Scripted" by Mark Harvey Levine, "One Tennis Shoe" by Shel Silverstein and "Well Here We Are or Faux Godot" by Peter Morris. Buffet dinner, beverages, and raffle drawing. Details: (305) 365-5400.
Shakespeare's classical comedy gets transported to a wealthy beachside villa during a festive July 4th celebration in "Twelfth Night". The play will be performed through April 12 and April 16-19 at 8 p.m. April 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, 1312 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets run $6-$16. Details: (305) 284-3355.
Now showing at Stage Door's 26th Street Theatre is the Off-Broadway comedy, "The Foreigner," through April 20. Showtimes are Wed., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m.; Thurs., Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun at 7 p.m. Tickets run $26-$29. Details: (954) 344-7765.
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
Now showing in Theater #2 is the Neil Simon comedy through April 20. Showtimes are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. The Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8035 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. Tickets $26-$29. Details: (954) 344-7765.
A NEW BRAIN
Mosaic Theatre presents the musical, A New Brain, based on the book by William Finn and James Lapine. On stage through April 13 at the Mosaic Theatre, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Building 3000, Plantation. Tickets $15-$25. Details: (954) 577-8243.
SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE
The Dreamer Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Universe, written by Miami playwright Manuel Martinez, takes audiences into the future as life adventures, Biblical number codes and prophecy outline our destiny. Performances through April 20 at Dreamers Theatre, 65 Almeria Ave., Coral Gables. $20. Details: (305) 445-2626.
SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, by Richard Alfieri follows an aerobic dance instructor's first assignment with a feisty minister's wife with a flair for dance. These two foxtrot, tango and tangle their way through an assortment of lessons throughout April 13 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Tickets $35 for previews, $40 for weeknights and matinees; $45 Friday and Saturday nights. Details: (305) 446-3857.
X'D: CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY
Coconut Grove Playhouse presents Steven Fales' eye-opening story about his failed attempt at overcoming his same-sex attraction, resulting in his divorce and excommunication from the Mormon church. The one-man show runs through May 11 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. Tickets $25 for weeknights and matinees; $30 Friday and Saturday nights. Details: (305) 446-3857.