AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER
CLOSING -- "Round and Round the Garden," by Alan Ayckbourn, through May 23. Librarian Norman channels Casanova in his fervent attempts to seduce his two sisters-in-law, as well as his estranged wife during a weekend family gathering.
Geary Theater, 415 Geary St., San Francisco. (415) 749-2228, www.actsf. org.<
BATS IMPROV THEATRE
"BATS Improv," through May 29, Friday, 8 p.m. BATS presents themed improv theater nights. $17-$20.
All shows at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Bayfront Theatre, Building B, Third Floor, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco. (415) 474-8935, www.improv.org.<
BEACH BLANKET BABYLON This long-running musical follows Snow White as she sings and dances her way around the world in search of her prince. Along the way she encounters many of the personalities in today's headlines, including Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harry Potter, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Tom Cruise, Angelina, characters from Brokeback Mountain and Paris Hilton. Persons under 21 are not admitted to evening performances, but are welcome to Sunday matinees.
"Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon," Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
$25-$78. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (formerly Green Street), San Francisco. (415) 421-4222, www.beachblanketbabylon.com.<
CHANCELLOR HOTEL UNION SQUARE
"Eccentrics of San Francisco's Barbary Coast," Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Audiences gather for a 90-minute show abounding with local anecdotes and lore presented by captivating and consummate conjurers and tale-tellers. $30.
433 Powell St., San Francisco. (877) 784-6835, www.chancellorhotel.com.<
"The Clown Cabaret at the Climate," First Monday of the month, 7 and 9 p.m. Hailed as San Francisco's hottest ticket in clowning, this show blends rising stars with seasoned professionals on the Climate Theater's intimate stage. $10-$15.
285 Ninth St., Second Floor, San Francisco. www.climatetheater.com.<
COWELL THEATER AT FORT MASON CENTER
"The Good-for-Nothing Lover," May 28 through May 29, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m. Play presents a unique blend of shadow theatre, poetry reading, movement theatre and live music, inspired by a folk love song from the Ming Dynasty. $16-$25.
Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco. (415) 345-7575, www.fortmason.org.<
"In the Heights," through June 13, Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 2 p.m.; May 16, 7:30 p.m. Hear the story about the bonds that develop in a vibrant, tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. $30-$99.
445 Geary St., San Francisco. (415) 512-7770, www.shnsf.com or www.bestofbroadway-sf.com.<
CUTTING BALL THEATER
"'Bone to Pick' and 'Diadem'," May 21 through June 20. Eugene Chan's "Bone to Pick'' reimagines the myth of Ariadne, Theseus and the Minotaur in a postmodern exploration of love, war and complicity. "Diadem,'' also by Chan, is a romantic retelling of the earlier parts of Ariadne's myth.
The EXIT Stage Left, 156 Eddy St., San Francisco. (415) 419-3584, www.cuttingball.com.<
CLOSING -- "First in the Jerome Kern Celebration," through May 24, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. 42nd Street Moon presents a giddy romp that takes the old "barn musical'' plot and turns it on its head. $38-$44.
FORT MASON CENTER
"The Solitary," May 21 through May 23, Friday, 9 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Al Khareef Theatre Troupe presents the story of a political prisoner in solitary confinement and his relationship with his gaoler -- the only person with whom he has any personal contact. $20-$25.
Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco. www.fortmason.org.<
THE JEWISH THEATER SAN FRANCISCO
EXTENDED -- "Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?" by Josh Kornbluth, through June 20, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. This one-man performance examines the legacy of Andy Warhol and the ten Jewish luminaries he painted. $15-$45.
470 Florida St., San Francisco. (415) 292-1233, www.tjt-sf.org.<
KORET AUDITORIUM AT THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM
"Super Hero Moves and Recycled Grooves," May 21 through May 23, May 14, 6:30 p.m.; May 21, 11 a.m. Professional actors perform short plays by a group of fifth grade students from Starr King Elementary School.
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, de Young Museum, San Francisco. www.thinker.org.<
"The Mock Cafe," Stand-up comedy performances. Saturday, 10 p.m. $7.
"The Monday Night Marsh," An ongoing series of works-in-progress. Monday, 8 p.m. $7.
EXTENDED -- "The Real Americans," by Dan Hoyle, through May 30, Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. Fleeing the liberal bubble of San Francisco and his hipster friends, Hoyle spent 100 days traveling through small-town America in search of some tough country wisdom and a way to bridge America's urban/rural divide. $15-$35.
CLOSING -- "Geezer," by Geoff Hoyle, through May 23, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 p.m.; May 9, 8 p.m. Hoyle reminisces of his youth in England and young manhood in America. $20-$35.
1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. (415) 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.<
NEW CONSERVATORY THEATRE CENTER
"Proud and Bothered," through June 26, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Gomez, a professional Gay Pride MC takes the walk of shame in this comedic tell-all. $22-$34.
25 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.<
"The Breath of Life," by David Hare, May 21 through June 6, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. Two women dumped by the same man meet on the Isle of Wight. $18-$25.
2840 Mariposa St., San Francisco. <
"ShortLived 3.0," through June 26, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. The largest audience-judged playwrighting competetion in the nation returns with experienced playwrights, unknown up-and-comers and local, independent theater companies. $20. www.pianofight.com.
CLOSING -- "City Solo," through May 23, Sunday, 7 p.m. Program features four short pieces, written and performed by the solo artists themselves, including Monica Bhatangar, Susan Ito, Kathy Jetnil-Kijner, Sarah Weidman and Nicole Maxali. $15.
965 Mission St., San Francisco. <
CLOSING -- "Wicked," Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; Oct. 11 and Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 27, 2 p.m.; Dec. 21 and 28, 8 p.m. "Wicked'' is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. "Wicked'' tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. $30-$99.
1192 Market St., San Francisco. (415) 512-7770, www.shnsf.com.<
SAN FRANCISCO COMEDY COLLEGE CLUBHOUSE (800) 838-3006, www.clubhousecomedy.com.
"Naked Comedy," A comedy showcase featuring some of the best comedians in San Francisco. BYOB for 21 and over. Saturdays, 9 p.m. $10.
"Hump Day Comedy," Host Rich Stimbra and a variety of stand-up comics will get you over the Wednesday work hump. BYOB for 21 and over. Wednesday, 8 p.m. $5.
414 Mason St., Suite 705, San Francisco. (415) 921-2051, www.sfcomedycollege.com.<
"Shopping! The Musical," by Morris Bobrow, A quick-paced musical about those obsessed with buying things. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. $27-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com.
Big City Improv, Friday, 10 p.m. $20. (510) 595-5597, www.bigcityimprov.com.
STAGE WERX THEATRE
"Solo Sundays," May 23, 7 p.m. Featuring "Lady Parts,'' written and performed by Martha Rynberg and "A Widow's To-Do List,'' written and performed by Ericka Lutz. $10.
533 Sutter Street, San Francisco. <