Sarah Ruhl's "In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play," a comedy about marriage and intimacy, begins with a new invention designed to pacify "hysterical women." Shocking unexpected results follow. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Ends June 12. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$47.50. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
Jay Alvarez stars in his one-man play "Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!" The show is the true story of his family's escape from Cuba by boat in 1964. 7 p.m. Casa Bacardi at the University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $15. Details: (305) 284-2822 or www.sharkswilleatyou.com.