New Theatre offers the Florida premiere of "Touch," winner of several national playwriting awards. The play tells the story of Kyle, a man deeply in love with his wife who has mysteriously disappeared. Through May 15. 8 p.m. at the New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $30-$40, students $7. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
The University of Miami's Ring Theatre presents "Good News," a nostalgic musical comedy set on a college campus featuring flirtatious coeds, football heroes and stern professors. Through April 30. 8 p.m. at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $8- $15. Details: (305) 284-3355.
'THE SYRINGA TREE'
GableStage presents "The Syringa Tree" by Pamela Gien. Actress Claire Tyler plays 28 characters, weaving the tale of two South African families - one white, one black - across four generations. Through May 1. 8 p.m. at the GableStage, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $35. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.com.
Miami Dade Community College presents actor, playwright and three-time Obie award winner Peggy Shaw in her new stage show, "To My Chagrin," as part of the Cultura de Lobo Performance Series. Through April 30. 8 p.m. at the Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st St., Miami Beach. $18-$24. Details: (305) 237-3010 or www.culture.mdc.edu.
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA
The Florida Grand Opera presents "A Masked Ball." The Verdi opera, involving a love triangle and a murder plot, will be sung in Italian with projected English translations. Through May 14. 7 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St., Miami. $21- $150. Details: 800-741-1010 or www.fgo.org.
SHAKESPEARE BY THE BAY
The Deering Estate hosts "Shakespeare's Women" with the Florida International University drama department. Students will perform eight fully costumed scenes from "As You Like It;" Much Ado About Nothing;" "Taming of the Shrew;" "Twelfth Night;" "Anthony and Cleopatra;" "Othello;" and "Macbeth." 1 and 3 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami. $7, children $3. Details: (305) 235-1668, Ext. 242, or www.deeringestate.org.
HOUSE AND GARDEN
Two separate plays on two separate stages make up this Alan Auckbourn comedy that has actor's running back and forth from stage to stage entertaining two audiences simultaneously. Through June 5 at Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $30-$45. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.