MicroTheater Miami’s first festival is $5 a show

Carolina Pozo and Kristian Bikic play a couple on the verge of a breakup in ‘Pesto Pasta’ at Micro Theater Miami. Jorge Monje

Among the very best affordable arts deals, theater division, is what MicroTheater Miami does every month: present fresh new short plays, in English and Spanish, in converted shipping containers at $5 a show. This month’s lineup is special, as MicroTheater has invited other South Florida companies to be part of its first theater festival — and it’s mixing the English and Spanish plays instead of doing them on separate nights.

Through June 28, you can see Andie Arthur’s Dinner at the End of the World from Lost Girls Theatre, Joshua Jean-Baptiste’s Open: A Play on Expression from City Theatre and Marcela Paguaga’s Reality Check from the Fort Lauderdale Fringe (all are in English). The Spanish-language festival offerings are Raquel Zavala’s Pareja de tres from Teatro de Bellas Artes, Tony Benitez’s Lo tuyo es…MicroTeatro from the Trail Theater, Alejandro Vales’ Plástico from Teatro 8 and Julie De Grandy’s Amor eterno from Havanafama.

You can see up to six shows each night (still a bargain at $30 total), moving among the container theater spaces in the side courtyard of Centro Cultural Español, 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. The shows go on from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 305-448-9677 or visit www.microtheatermiami.com.