A husband and wife examine their relationship on their first night alone at home in years while their young son attends his first sleepover in "Fifty Words." Will Adam and Jan renew a nearly quashed spark of romance or will their civility erupt into fiery chaos? Find out in this funny yet frightening take on modern marriage; the show's first run in the southeast. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ends Sept. 12. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$45. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
Zoetic Stage presents a one-night-only fundraiser: a staged reading of short plays by South Florida playwright Michael McKeever. 7 p.m. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $20 suggested donation. Details: (305) 741-3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.zoeticstage.com.