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'Red,' 'Prisoner' extended

RED Image 2In the middle of Black Friday madness, two theaters are feeling confident enough in their current productions (and their patrons' devotion to culture) to extend the shows' runs.

At GableStage in Coral Gables' Biltmore Hotel, John Logan's Red has proven a hit with both regular audiences and weekday morning high school crowds.  So Gregg Weiner will get an extra week of playing painter Mark Rothko, with Ryan Didato as the intense artist's assistant Ken.  The play now runs through Dec. 11, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets are $37.50-$50, and the theater is located in the hotel at 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables.  Call 305-445-1119 or visit the theater's web site for info.

Also extended through Dec. 11 is the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre production of Neil Simon's 1971 comedyThe Prisoner of Second Avenue.  The show, featuring Derelle Bunn and Dan Kelley, goes on at the Byron Carlyle Theater, 500 71st Ave., Miami Beach, at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets are $42 ($38 on Friday).  You have to call 305-397-8977 to order.