"Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera's Theatre" features five plays by the late celebrated Cuban playwright. "Los Siervos/The Serfs" is performed by Teatro de la Luna from Cuba and directed by Raúl Martín. Written in 1955 as a mockery of the ideology of Soviet Communism, its director takes advantage of absurdist techniques, singing and dancing to produce a brilliant and funny play that from stage design to acting techniques is far from realism. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m. Sundays. Performance through Sept. 2. University of Miami Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $15 students and seniors. $20 others. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.
New Theatre begins its season with "Keeping A-Breast," an evening tribute to the wonder, the beauty and the importance of the breast. Featuring writers such as Catherine Bush of "Just a Kiss," 2007 Steinberg Award finalist and David Caudle, "The Sunken Living Room," winner of the Southern New Plays Festival. A portion of proceeds from performances goes to support breast cancer awareness programming in Miami-Dade. 8 p.m. Thursday.-Saturdat. 1 p.m. Sundays. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 16. Performance through Sept. 16. New Theatre at the Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave. $15 students at the door. $35 Thursday-Sunday. $40 others. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.