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Off Book: Stories That Move: A collaborative event between ODC Dance Theater and Litquake featuring dance interpretations of original fiction works. With JoAnn Selisker, Michelle Tea, Scott Wells, Alejandro Murguea, Erika Chong Shuch, Tess Uriza Holthe, and Katie Faulkner. Thu., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. $15-$18. Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida (at 17th St.), 626-4370.

Off Leash: Who's a Good Girl?: JoAnn Selisker combines dance, theater, and literary short fiction in this satirical piece about our relationship with the animals. Wed., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida (at 17th St.), 626-4370.

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy: Charles Ross' comic one-man re-creation. Through Oct. 12. Post Street Theatre, 450 Post (at Mason), 321-2900.

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Orchards: Short plays adapted from stories by Anton Chekhov. Through Oct. 25. Off-Market Studio, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 896-6477.

Phoolan Is All of Us: In Memory of Phoolan Devi: A one-woman show by Angelina Llongueras that tells the story of the Indian woman who was a bandit, a member of Parliament, and a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. Fri., Oct. 10, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. (at Mission), 273-4633.

Ravish: An evening-length piece of dance theater by Rosanna Gamson that reimagines the lives of the Bronte sisters. Fri., Oct. 10, 8 p.m. $15-$20. Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida (at 17th St.), 626-4370.

Rock 'n' Roll: Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-nominated play about Prague's rock revolution. Through Oct. 12. $17-$82. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.

Russian on the Side: In this one-man comedy cabaret, Mark Nadler performs musical classics from Stravinsky to Sondheim, dishing gossip on the composers in between. Through Nov. 16. Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter (at Mason), 771-6900.

Saved or Destroyed: A wry comedy by Harry Kondoleon that takes place in a rehearsal hall, merging actors with the parts they play. Through Oct. 11. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

Shaker: The Inbal Pinto Dance Company performance that creates a magical world within a snow globe with Swedish folk songs, Japanese pop tunes, and music by Chopin. Sat., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 12, 2 p.m. $27-$39. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Novellus Theater, 700 Howard (at Third St.), 978-2787.

Snow White: A riotous spoof by Stephanie Temple. In this version of the fairy tale, Snow White is a fired barmaid who stumbles into the cottage of a very rude Dwarf family. Through Oct. 19. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.

Spring Awakening: Three teenagers — a rebel, an innocent, and a misunderstood loner — tell their coming-of-age stories in this Tony Award–winning musical based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 play, with music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics by Steven Sater. Through Oct. 12. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary (at Taylor), 551-2000.

The Taming of the Shrew: Off Broadway West Theatre Company's adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of sexual manipulation, mistaken identity, and love. Through Oct. 18. Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary), Suite 601, 989-0023.

Tenaya Rocks! A Sexy Geological Cabaret: Tenaya Hurst is a geo-anthropactress — a comedic intersection of geologist, anthropologist, and actress. Science cabaret humor and singing. Through Nov. 15. $20. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell).

That's What She Said!: A musical by Amy Turner and Kathryn Lounsbery that aims to make the world smile, one dyke at a time. Through Oct. 11. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.

Towle's Hill: A drama by Mark Kenward that tells the story of Gundlach Bundschu, California's oldest family-owned-and-operated winery. Through Nov. 21. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom with Sleeping Beauty, or Coma: In these comedies by Charles Busch, vampiresses meet up in Sodom and a young office temp becomes the face of the 1960s. Through Nov. 1. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell).

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