Les Liaisons Dangereuses: The Machiavellian maneuvers of a set of pre-revolutionary French elite schemers are the centerpiece of this scandalously sexual drama. Starting Nov. 19, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 5, $8-10. SFSU Campus/Little Theater, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Ave.), Creative Arts Bldg., 338-2467.
Murder at the Howard Johnson's: When Arlene's husband, Paul, refuses her a divorce so she can marry their family dentist, she and her lover plot to murder him at a cheap hotel in this goofy comedy. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27, $15-20, www.mysticbison.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Oleanna: Expression Theatre Ensemble mounts a production of David Mamet's play about a smug college professor and the struggling student he tutors, and possibly sexually harasses. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 20, $10-15. San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum, 401 Van Ness (at McAllister), 255-4800, www.sfpalm.org.
Oui Be Negroes: Improvadelic: Fresh off successful gigs at the Fringe Festival, the troupe presents an evening of African-American-friendly improv comedy. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27, $7-10, 863-1076, www.ouibenegroes.com. Climate Theater, 285 Ninth St. (at Folsom), 364-1411.
Our Town:Thornton Wilder's classic dramatic deconstruction of stagecraft lives on in the Playhouse's new production. Starting Nov. 19, Saturdays, 3 & 8 p.m.; Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18, $15-50. The Playhouse, 536 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Really Rosie: With music by Carole King and lyrics and book by Maurice Sendak, this children's musical centers around a young girl staging a pretend movie of her life. Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 4 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30, $7-12. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.
Rental Car: The world premiere of the Asian American Theater Company's David Mametlike mystery/drama about the lives of Asian-Americans behind the counter of a rental car company. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 21, $12.50-25. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas), 587-4465.
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder: A revival of Mark Medoff's Obie Awardwinning drama about a hostage crisis at a Southwestern diner. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 11, $10-20, www.wehavemet.org. The Next Stage, 1620 Gough (at Bush), Trinity Episcopal Church, 333-6389.