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Our critics weigh in on local theater

Blade to the Heat: Through March 16, 8 p.m., $15-$30. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas), 401-8081.

Blood Knot: A drama by Athol Fugard, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Through 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. First Wednesday-Sunday of every month, 8 p.m. Continues through March 9, $15-$35. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. (at South Van Ness), 861-5079, www.therhino.org.

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.

Don Juan: Draws on both the Moliere and the Pushkin renditions of the legend. Starting March 6, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 16. SFSU Campus/Little Theater, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Ave.) (Creative Arts Bldg.), 338-2467.

Four Breaths: Four short erotic works by Samuel Beckett, Anaïs Nin, Ian Walker, and Rick Burkhardt. Starting March 7, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 29. Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary), Suite 601, 989-0023.

Insignificant Others: An open run of L. Jay Kuo's musical, directed by George Quick, about five friends who move to San Francisco from the Midwest. Daily, www.isomusical.com. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (Beach & Embarcadero).

June in a Box: A new play inspired by El Corrido de June Robles, with original music by Beth Custer. Starting March 6, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 31. Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia (at 15th St.), 626-3311, www.theintersection.org.

Love, Chaos & Dinner: A blend of European cabaret, circus arts, and original music with a five-course gourmet dinner. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m., $99-$125, www.love.zinzanni.org. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.

Luv: A comedy that takes place on a suspension bridge, where three friends battle existential woes. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 5. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.

Man of La Mancha: Based on Miguel de Cervantes' classic. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 16. Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic (at Locust), Walnut Creek, 925-943-7469, www.dlrca.org.

Mimetic: Dharma, fate, and free will come in question at this comedy by Ripe Theatre. Starting March 7, Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through March 29. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847, www.sffringe.org.

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

Monster in the Dark: Darkly humorous tale about an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it flood. Starting March 6, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 23. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060, www.counterpulse.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.

Orpheus in the Underworld: The story of Orpheus and his not-so-beloved wife Eurydice, as told by Pocket Opera. Starting March 8, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through March 15. Florence Gould Theater, 34th Ave. & Clement (at Palace of the Legion of Honor), 863-3330.

Pinocchio: Young actors perform the classic. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through March 16. Young Performers Theater, Bldg. C, Fort Mason (Marina & Buchanan), 346-5550.

Romeo and Juliet & Other Duets: William Shakespeare reinvented through song. Starting March 6, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 29. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

A Secret for Next Sunday: Reviewed this week.

Serve by Expiration: A comedy by Thunderbird Theatre Company. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 15, $15-$20. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 673-3847.

Southern Comforts: A set-in-his-ways Yankee and a vibrant Southern belle find a second chance at love. Starting March 8, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 30. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield (at Embarcadero), Palo Alto, 650-903-6000.

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.

Tir Na Nog: A dynamically theatrical adaptation of Edna O'Brien's acclaimed novel The Country Girls. Through March 23. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D (Marina & Buchanan), 441-8822, www.magictheatre.org.

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Be a part of the wedding reception at the interactive show Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding. Thursdays-Saturdays, www.pier39shows.com. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (Beach & Embarcadero).

Wishful Drinking: Carrie Fisher's acclaimed solo show. Through March 30. Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, 2071 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-647-2972, www.berkeleyrep.org.

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