Breaking free from the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention, "Fuerza Bruta" is an event for which reality takes a back seat. Global audiences have already seen this 360-degree spectacle featuring visual effects just inches above the audience's heads, a man running full speed on a giant treadmill, performers suspended in mid-air surrounded by a vast sea of mylar and more. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Ends Aug 2. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
A LIFE SENTENCE
The Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents Sean Grennan's "Married ALIVE!" Originally titled "From Niagara to Viagra," this hilarious musical shows audiences the triumphs and defeats of marriage. Ends Aug. 16. The Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.com.
The Hispanic Theatre Festival's 24th season will bring some of the most notable theater companies from Europe and Latin America to Miami for three weeks. Performances include William Shakespeare's "Othello" and Cervantes's and Zorilla's "Clásicos Españoles." Ends July 26. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 445-8877 or www.taetroavante.com.
KIDS IN CLASSICS
The Roxy Theatre Group presents a performance of the Broadway classic "West Side Story." The play, a modern version of "Romeo and Juliet" set in 1950s Manhattan, features a cast of 75 kids ages 12 to 17. 8 p.m. Ends July 26. 3 p.m. July 26. The Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Sweetwater. $20. Details: (305) 226-0030.
THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE
Famed Latin playwright Oliver Mayer brings his latest show "Dias y Flores" to Miami. The play follows a pair of emotionally scarred Cuban siblings struggling to establish their individuality in an unforgiving adopted home. 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 445-8877 or www.taetroavante.com.
A TASTE OF OPERA
The Miami Lyric Opera presents a performance of Emilio Arrieta's opera "Marina." The story follows two men vying for the hand of a merchant-ship captain's daughter. 8 p.m. Ends Aug. 1. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Details: (305) 297-3619 or www.miamilyricopera.org.