Capsule Reviews

Our critics weigh in on local theatre

Saint Joan of the Stockyards: Custom Made Theatre Company's adaptation of Bertold Brecht's epic play examines the battle between labor leader Joan Dark and the Chicago meat king who exploits his workers, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 25, $15-18. Venue 9, 252 Ninth St. (at Folsom), 289-2000.

SANDWICH: A twisted fairytale of a musical that centers around the moral ambiguities inherent in eating other creatures, 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10, $12-$20. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 673-3847.

Teatro ZinZanni: A blend of European cabaret, circus arts, and original music with a five-course gourmet dinner, in an open-ended run, 6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays; $99-$125, 438-2668 (tickets), Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.

Three Hotels: The new production from the Eastenders Repertory Company casts a suspicious glare on corporate corruption, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, through Saturday, April 10; 5 p.m. Sunday, April 11, $10-18. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas), 587-4465.

The Time of Your Life: American Conservatory Theater/Steppenwolf Theatre Company's revamp of William Saroyan's 1940 play follows a cast of characters who hang around a San Francisco saloon, through April 25, $20-$73, see for schedule of performances. Geary Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.

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