"26 Miles" by Quiara Alegria Hudes follows the drama that ensues after a Cuban mother kidnaps her ailing Jewish daughter that was taken from her eight years before. The two drive west in search of a new life befitting their versions of the American dream. 8 p.m. Sunday performances at 1 p.m. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. Ends Dec. 20. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
A holiday-musical take on the poem from which its title is inspired, "Another Night Before Christmas" examines the indulgence of the holiday season through the experiences of a dispirited social worker destined to celebrate another lonely Christmas in her New York apartment. Plans change on her way home Christmas Eve when she stumbles upon a homeless man claiming to be "someone special in her life." 8 p.m. Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Ends Dec. 27. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.