A tragic bus accident in a small Illinois town claimed the lives of all but one student in a second-grade class — Emily Book. "The Sparrow," a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago — picks up on the tale as Emily returns to her hometown 10 years after the incident, grappling with heartbreak, superhuman abilities and how she fits into a town struggling to heal. Ends May 1. Carnival Studio Theater at the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $35-$50. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Florida International University Theatre presents William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends April 17. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center at Florida International University, 10910 SW 17th St., Tamiami. $10-$15. Details: (305) 348-0496 or http://theatre.fiu.edu.
BEHIND THE BEAKER
"The Radiant" is a dramatic story of famed scientist Marie Curie's life. This world-premiere production was created by Tony Award-nominated playwright Shirley Lauro. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Ends April 17. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $15-$40. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
Written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts, comedy "Superior Donuts" follows the unusual friendship between a crabby, white shop owner and an ambitious black teenager with a secret that unfolds in a local donut shop. Set in an old Chicago neighborhood in the midst of change. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ends April 10. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$47.50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
New World School of the Arts students perform Eduardo Machado's "Fabiola." Set in post-Battista Cuba 1955-1967, the intimate play explores the characters in an upper class family set against the country's relentless political turmoil. Contains adult content. 7:30 p.m. Additional performances April 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. April 10. $5 students and seniors. $12 others. Details: (305) 237-3541 or http://nwsa.mdc.edu.
Students from the Academy of Arts & Minds Theater perform "False Alarm." 8:30 p.m. April 8 and 9. Abanico Theater, 3138 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove. $3 academy students. $5 other students. $12 others. Details: (305) 448-1100 or www.aandm.net.
KEEPING THE FAITH
Avi Hoffman presents his comedic musical show "Still Jewish After All These Years: A Life In the Theatre." Mr. Hoffman's preceding shows, "Too Jewish?" and "Too Jewish, Too?" have received rave reviews. 2 p.m. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $25. Details: www.gablestage.org.
University of Miami students perform the 1940s Broadway Classic "Pal Joey," created by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. It's the story of the nightlife-loving Joey, who has developed a reputation for loving the ladies. Times vary. April 13-23. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $22 weeknights and matinees and $25 Friday and Saturday nights. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.
"GUYS AND DOLLS"
The Miami Dade College Wolfson Opera Ensemble presents a musical production of "Guys and Dolls." 7 p.m. April 14 and 15. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 NE Second Ave., Building One, Room 1261, Miami. $5 Miami Dade College students, faculty and staff. $10 others. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.