Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz's "The Color of Desire" takes place in 1960 Havana. As the revolution catches on, a dashing American businessman and a young Cuban actress fall passionately in love then are torn apart, mirroring the surrounding political climate. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Ends Nov. 7. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $40 weeknights and matinees. $48 Friday and Saturday evenings. $15 student rush tickets. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org. SEEN MY HAND?
The plot kicks off in Martin McDonagh's "A Behanding in Spokane" with a man who's been searching for his missing hand nearly half a century. Add two con artists, a nosy hotel clerk and you've got a dark comedy celebrated for its irony and edge. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ends Nov. 21. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$47.50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.