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BATS: Sunday Players: Each week Bay Area Theatresports players pit their improv work against all comers as the audience votes them off one by one. Sundays, 8 p.m., $8, www.improv.org. Fort Mason, Bldg. B (Marina & Buchanan), 474-6776.

Beach Blanket Babylon: A North Beach perennial featuring crazy hats, media personality caricatures, a splash of romance, and little substance. $25-$65, www.beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.

Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy. Fridays, 10 p.m., $15, www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-1226, www.sheltontheater.com.

Blood Knot: A drama by Athol Fugard, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Feb. 8-March 9. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.

Boston Marriage: David Mamet's same-sex romp, directed by John Fisher. Feb. 7-March 2. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. (at South Van Ness), 861-5079, www.therhino.org.

Brainpeople: In an apocalyptic future, two women are invited to dine at the home of a wealthy, lonely stranger. As they eat and drink, they reckon with the complexities of their pasts and the maddening nature of love, death, and poverty. Through Feb. 16. Zeum Theater, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320.

Come Home: Jovelyn Richards' solo play about 26 black soldiers in WWII. Through March 8. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Coronado: A drama by Dennis Lehane. Through March 8. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

Curvy Widow: Cybill Shepherd's solo show. Through March 9. Post Street Theatre, 450 Post (at Mason), 321-2900, www.poststreettheatre.com.

Disney und Deutschland: A drama by John J. Powers based on the real-life meeting between Walt Disney and Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1935. Through Feb. 24. The Garage, 975 Howard (at Sixth St.), 289-2000.

Gone: A Crowded Fire production of a play by Charles L. Mee, directed by Marissa Wolf. Feb. 9-March 2. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

I Am My Own Wife: Through March 2, 8 p.m., $22-$34. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.

In Gabriel's Kitchen: A drama about an Italian-Canadian family by Salvatore Antonio. Through Feb. 17. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.

Insignificant Others: L. Jay Kuo's musical, directed by George Quick, about five friends who move to San Francisco from the Midwest. Previews begin Feb. 1 and opening night is Feb. 16. Daily. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (Beach & Embarcadero).

Lost and Found and Inside Albert's Head: Two comedies by David Ackerman, presented by Sleepwalkers Theatre. Feb. 7-23. Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary), Suite 601, 989-0023.

Love Bites, My Dog Bites, And My Pickup Truck Won't Start: The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco presents its fifth annual anti-Valentine's Day Cabaret and Musical Extravaganza. Feb. 7-16. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 673-3847.

"Lovers & Other Monsters": w/ Jill Tracy & Paul Mercer, Jello Biafra, Monte Cazazza, Mel Gordon, Harmon Leon, V. Vale. Bewitchingly bleak ballads, spoken word, and Grand Guignol love stories. Feb. 12-16, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 17, 7 p.m., $20, thrillpeddlers.com. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 248-1900, www.hypnodrome.com.

Monday Night Marsh: Each week a different lineup of musicians, actors, performance artists, and others takes the stage. Mondays, $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner: A dinner that begins with detectives gathering to split $5 million in royalties from their latest book. Includes fruit and cheese reception and three-course dinner. One Saturday a month. Call for specific date. Saturdays, 6 p.m., $95, www.incentivestointrigue.com. Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter (at Octavia), 441-2828.

Nixon's Nixon: A play about the late-night meeting between Nixon and Kissinger the night before the president's resignation. Through March 1. Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic (at Locust), Walnut Creek, 925-943-7469, www.dlrca.org.

Othello Papers: A staged reading produced by the African-American Shakespeare Company. Feb. 8-10, $15. Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton (at Webster), 922-2049.

Rapunzel: A story about a couple and their desire to have a child, and the harsh bargain they make with a witch. Through Feb. 10. Young Performers Theater, Bldg. C, Fort Mason (Marina & Buchanan), 346-5550.

Satellites: Diana Son raises challenging issues about parenting, racial identity, and community. Through March 2. Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-843-4822, www.auroratheatre.org.

Savage Arts: Reviewed this week.

The Scene: Award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck tackles New York's entertainment scene. Through March 8. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

Shark Bites: Through Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $16. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. (at South Van Ness), 861-5079, www.therhino.org.

Sheherezade VIII: Playwrights' Center of San Francisco's ten-minute play festival. Feb. 7-9, $20. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847, www.sffringe.org.

Slavs! Or Thinking about the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness: Reviewed this week.

Sonny's Blues: Through March 2, 8 p.m., $12-$95. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 620 Sutter (at Mason), 474-8800, www.lhtsf.org.

Talk Show Live SF: Second Monday of every month, 8 p.m., $15, www.talkshowsf.com. The Purple Onion, 140 Columbus (at Pacific), 217-8400.

Teatro ZinZanni: A bewitching evening of European cabaret, cirque arts, theatrical spectacle, and original live music, all blended with a five-course gourmet dinner, set in the nightclub of your dreams, now in its eighth season in San Francisco. Current show is The Royale Invitation. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m., $116-$140, 438-2668, www.zinzanni.org. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.

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