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. Thurs.-Sat. 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.
GableStage presents 2009 Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Ruined" written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Joseph Adler. This play is a haunting work about the resilience of the human spirit. This frank and funny drama is a variation of Bertolt Brecht's 1939 play "Mother Courage and Her Children," translated to a brothel in the Congo, where women are both victims and pillars of strength. 8 p.m. Additional performances through Oct. 7. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., eastern section of the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables. $37.50-$50. Details: (305) 446-1116 or email@example.com or www.gablestage.org.