By Joseph Geha
By Jonathan Kiefer
By Katie Tandy
By Mollie McWilliams
By Jennifer Baires
By Jonathan Curiel
By Sherilyn Connelly
L.E.A.R. (Love, Egos, Alternative Rock): Stuart Bousel's modern-day play about a bored young lady who spices up her lackluster life by starting a chick band, 8 p.m. Thursday, June 10, through Saturday, June 12, $10. New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom (at Eighth St.), 626-5416.
Master Class: Rita Moreno stars as Maria Callas, the opera diva whose master classes at Juilliard in the 1970s are at the center of this play, through July 18, see www.berkeleyrep.org for a schedule of performances; $10-$55. Berkeley Repertory's Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-647-2949.
Not a Genuine Black Man: Brian Copeland's comedy about growing up black in San Leandro in the 1970s, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, through June 26, $15-$22. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
San Francisco Improv Festival: Twelve weeks, hundreds of performances in this all-impromptu-theater extravaganza, through June 26, see www.sfimprovcooperative.com for a schedule of events. Multiple locations.
Southern Baptist Sissies: An exploration into the lives of four Texas gay men raised in the less-than-liberal Baptist church, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 11; $18-$28. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
Southern Lights: Lee Brady's drama looks into the romantic dalliances of famous country-and-western singers, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, through July 3, $15. Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary), Suite 601, 989-0023.
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), www.zinzanni.org. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.