Here is what's happening this week on South Florida theater stages.
Why Not? With Richard Nixon
What if ex-prez Tricky Dicky had a late-night public-access TV show beamed from his living room in Key Biscayne? That's the setup for this satirical play written by a trio of talents from the Mad Cat Theatre Company. Nixon, bestie Bebe Rebozo and daughter Tricia interview: Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Mad Cat's Jessica Farr, Theo Reyna and Paul Tei wrote "Gerald Ford Superfreak!" for the South Beach Comedy Festival in 2014. The Nixon character was so popular they wrote this spinoff, which receives its world premiere during this two-week run.
When: Sept. 29-Oct. 9; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays
Where: Miami Theater Center SandBox, 9816 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores
Contact: 305-751-9550 or MadCatTheatre.org
Hand to God
This dark comedy is about a fundamentalist Christian church in Texas that is thrown into a tizzy when Satan possesses one of the hand puppets in a children's show.
When: Oct. 1-30; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sunday (no 7 p.m. show Sunday, Oct. 2); 2 p.m. matinees Sundays
Where: GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables (in the eastern section of the Biltmore Hotel).
Cost: $42-$60 ($15 for students on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m.)
Contact: 305-445-1119 or GableStage.org
The Mystery of Love and Sex
In this comedy at Delray Beach's Arts Garage, college student Charlotte's relationship with childhood best friend Jonny raises all kinds of issues (race, faith, romance, sexuality), especially when Charlotte's parents get involved. "This play has tremendous cross-generational appeal and takes place over a period of five years," Genie Croft, the show's director, explains in a press release. "What I love about this play are all the emotions. While it is a comedy, it points out our own foibles and hypocrisies."
When: Oct. 1-30; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Sundays.
Where: Arts Garage, 180 NE First St., Delray Beach
Contact: 561-450-6357 or ArtsGarage.org