SUMMER SHAKESPEARE PROJECT
Star-crossed lovers and warring households collide as New Theatre kicks off its summer season Shakespeare Project with "Romeo and Juliet," to be followed by "The Merchant of Venice" and "Macbeth." 8 p.m., through July 3 at New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $40. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
A BAD FRIEND
A Brooklyn family in the 1950s McCarthy Era faces anxieties from the paranoia of the times. 8 p.m. through June 26 at GableStage, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $35. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
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.
In this play by Indira Paez, secrets and skeletons are pulled from closets and revealed to the world. 8:30 p.m., through June 24 at Teatro Venevision Internacional, 1560 S Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables. $20-$25. Details: (305) 445-8877.
The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Tour features Earthquake, Rickey Smiley, Sommore, Don DC Curry and Marvin Dixon. 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami. $35-$50. Details: (305) 372-4633.
Universal themes of reason and passion, life and death, and morality and freedom all clash in this production from Cadiz, Spain, played only in Spanish. 8:30 p.m., through June 25 at Miami Globo Theater, 1036 SW 8th St., Miami. $20-$25. Details: (305) 445-8877.
A young historian writes a general's memoirs and becomes entangled in a strange love affair in this Dracula-esque, based on the novel by Carlos Fuentes. 8:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College, North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., unincorporated Miami-Dade County. $20-$25. Details: (305) 445-8877.
"ALEGRIA Y DOLOR"
This Danish production traces the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo through her works and encounters. 8:30 p.m., through June 26 at Teatro Venevision Internacional, 1560 S Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables. $20-$25. Details: (305) 663-5410.
The Laughing Gas Comedy Improvisation Theatre Company presents a 90-minute interactive comedy performance to benefit Gilda's Club of South Florida. 8 p.m. at Seminole Paradise Live Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood. $10. Details: (305) 461-1161 or www.laughinggasimprov.com.