The University of Miami's Department of Theater Arts presents a classic love story and modern-day musical comedy with a tabloid twist. The musical tells the story of a half-boy, half-bat creature discovered in a cave and his struggle to find his place in a world that shuns him. 8 p.m. Nov. 10-12 and 16-19 at Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, University of Miami, 1312 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. $8-$20. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.
Bestselling novelist Eric Weiss grapples with his Brooklyn upbringing, parents, failed-writer ex-wife, religion and creativity in a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. 8 p.m. through Nov. 20 at GableStage, Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $35-$40.
Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
New Theatre continues its fall season with a production of Mario Diament's "Lost Tango," with Euriamis Losada and Barbara Sloan. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 20 at the theater, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $10-$40. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
'MANUAL FOR LOVE STORIES'
The comedic film features an ever-present narrator who makes up the story as he goes along. It begins by considering and rejecting a series of women until just the right heroine is found. After that, the woman chosen tries out various names until a proper one for a romance is discovered. Along the way, two lovers are guided by and argue with the narrator. Eventually, the male lover goes on strike, bringing about chaos. 9:30 p.m. at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Espanola Way, Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.
'THE ROLE OF HER LIFE'
France's finest actresses go head to head. Elisabeth is used to getting her way, and Claire is used to being stepped on. A chance encounter brings them together, and soon enough, Claire becomes Elisabeth's assistant and friend. 7:30 p.m. at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Espanola Way, Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.