The Actor's Playhouse will present Steve Martin's adaptation of Carl Sternheim's comedy written in 1910 that tells the story of the young wife of a puritanical bureaucrat who has allowed her underpants to fall to the ground at a parade for the king. The play addresses the issues of race, women's rights and a husband's ownership of his wife. 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 13 at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $9. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
'COOKIN' AT THE COOKERY'
The Coconut Grove Playhouse will open the season with "Cookin' at the Cookery: The Music and Times of Alberta Hunter," a musical biography of the blues singer told through renditions of her blues and jazz songs. Through June 13 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway, Coconut Grove. The opening-night performance will include a presentation of the Make a Difference award by Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to Barbara Carey-Schuler, chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners for her commitment to community service. $45-$65. Details: (305) 442-4000 or www.cgplayhouse.org.