SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL
The Carbonell Award-winning festival features 10-minute comedic, dramatic and musical plays that include "Pride and Joy," by Obie Award winner Paul Rudnick; "Late Night, Early Morning," by Frank Pugliese; and "Dogsh*t," by 18-year-old New World prodigy Andres Solorzano. Through June 26 at the Ring Theatre, University of Miami, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $27-$29. Details: (305) 365-5400.
'LOUIE AND OPHELIA'
The M Ensemble Company presents the story of a couple plagued by socioeconomic status and class distinction. Through June 12. 8 p.m. at The M Ensemble Actor's Studio, 12320 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. $15-$20. Details: (305) 308-6048.
'HOUSE' AND 'GARDEN'
Two plays on two stages make up this Alan Auckbourn comedy that has actors 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.
HISPANIC THEATER FESTIVAL
The international theater festival presents award-winning productions from Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and United States. Various locations throughout Miami-Dade. Details: (305) 445-8877 or www.teatroavante.com.
"Smut" by Alice Jay explores the clash of sexuality and repression in the Gilded Age of the early American 1900's. 7:30 p.m. at GableStage, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: www.gablestage.org.
ROMEO AND JULIET
One of three plays to be performed as part of the Summer Shakespeare Project. 8 p.m. at New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $40. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.