"THE FANNIE LOU HAMER STORY'
The M Ensemble Company presents "The Fannie Lou Hamer Story," an inspirational portrait of the political activist and unsung hero, Fannie Lou Hamer. Various times. Ends Sunday. M Ensemble Actors Studio, 12320 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. $25 general admission; $20 students/seniors. Details: (305) 895-0335 or www.themensemble.com.
The XXIII International Hispanic Theatre Festival continues with a play by Spanish dramatists Federico García Lorca and Enric Granados, "El Llanto" (Lament). 8:30 p.m. Ends Friday at the Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents Mid Life! The Crisis Musical, a performance that celebrates the mid-life maladies that are unavoidable to both men and women prior to their golden years. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends Aug. 10. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $100 for the opening night which includes a complimentary Bacardi bar and hors d'oeuvres. $38.50 for weeknights and matinees; $46 for Friday and Saturday evenings. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
As part of the XXIII International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami, Prometeo Theatre presents "The Bonds of Interests," the story of the survival of two people in a new city attempting to escape from justice. In Spanish with English supertitles. 3 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. July 12. 8 p.m. July 14-15. Prometeo Theatre, Miami Dade College-Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 237-3262 or www.prometeotheatre.com.
The Crystal Parrot Players presents "Not Always What It Seems," a poetic/acting event by Miami-based poet Peggy C. Hall. The acting ensemble includes Rudi Goblin, Laverne Lewis-Cuzzocrea, Odell Rivas and Jennifer Stewart. 7 and 9 p.m. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $15 general admission; $5 students. Details: (305) 661-3332.
OH HAPPY DAY
The Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts presents Laila Ripoll's "El Dia Mas Feliz De Nuestra Vida" (The Happiest Day of Our Lives). Set in the 1960s, the play tells the story of triplets replaying their conversations from the eve of their First Communion. 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday. Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
As part of the XXIII International Hispanic Theatre Festival, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts presents "Amar y Ser Amado, o La Divina Filotea" (To Love and Be Loved, or the Divine Philothea). 8:30 p.m. Ends July 18. Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $25. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.