Here is what is going on in South Florida theaters this week.
Death by Design
Whodunit? The list of suspects in this murder mystery set in an English country manor circa 1932 is long and varied. Was it the playwright and the actress, both fleeing London after devastating reviews of their latest stage production? The politician? The socialist? The ingenue? The dancer? Instead of a detective, the crime is solved by the maid.
When: Nov. 18-Dec. 4; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (also Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Thursday, Dec. 1); 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave.
Cost: $29 and $35. Dinner and show packages cost from $60 to $72.
Contact: 561-586-6410 or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org
Ballet for Young People
Miami City Ballet launches its Share the Dance Community Outreach series of "Ballet for Young People" with an outdoor performance of "Carnival of the Animals: The Swansong," which features a cast of kid-friendly, dancing animals. The outreach program will continue throughout the 2016-2017 season, including sensory-friendly shows for children who fall within the autism spectrum (the first of these performances will take place Jan. 18 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium).
When: 6 p.m. Nov. 19
Where: Downtown Doral Park, 8395 NW 53rd St.
Contact: 305-929-7000, ext. 1401 or MiamiCityBallet.org (click on the "outreach" tab)
An Act of God
The premise of this comedy is simple: God explains it all to you with a little help from his angels Gabriel and Michael. You'll also get a new and improved set of commandments to boot. The playwright David Javerbaum, who has written for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, got the idea for the show from a Twitter account he called @TheTweetOfGod.
When: Nov. 19-Dec. 18; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays (except for Nov. 20); 2 p.m. matinees Sundays
Where: GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables
Cost: $45-$60 (seniors $42 and $57)
Contact: 305-445-1119 or GableStage.org
Between Havana and Heaven
Jennifer Kronenberg Guerra and Carlos Guerra, both of whom left Miami City Ballet this past spring, have launched their own company, Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami. Titled "Between Havana and Heaven," their premiere performance will feature "Juanita y Alicia," a ballet set to well-known Cuban boleros. Other works will include "Under the Olive Tree," "Talisman Pas de Deux" and "Ante el Escorial Pas de Deux."
When: 5 p.m. Nov. 20
Where: Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami
Contact: 305-547-5414 or MiamiDadeCountyAuditorium.org