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By Jonathan Kiefer
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By Mollie McWilliams
By Jennifer Baires
By Jonathan Curiel
By Sherilyn Connelly
Angry Black White Boy: Dan Wolf's adaptation of the Adam Mansbach novel returns for a limited engagement. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 15. Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia (at 15th St.), 626-3311, www.theintersection.org.
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 until the winner stands alone on the stage. Sundays, 7 p.m., $5-$8, www.improv.org. Bayfront Theater, 16 Marina Blvd., (415) 474-6776, www.improv.org/shows/bayfront.htm.
Beach Blanket Babylon: A North Beach perennial featuring crazy hats, media personality caricatures, a splash of romance, and little substance. Now with Rod Blagojevich! Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 5 p.m., $25-$80, www.beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.
Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m., $15-$20, www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100, www.sheltontheater.com.
The Burning of the Ancient Library of Alexandria: ARTSHIP Ensemble chronicles Hypatia of Alexandria and the burning of the great library. Feb. 12-22. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060, www.counterpulse.org.
Cuckoo: Madison Clell's play about mental illness, produced by Jump! Theatre. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 28. Phoenix Arts Association Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary), Suite 601, 989-0023, www.phoenixtheatresf.org.
The Jewbird and The Magic Barrel: Two plays by Bernard Malamud. Starting Feb. 12, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 16. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.
Love, Humiliation, and Karaoke: Enzo Lombard plays more than 10 characters in his one-man take on everything from gay marriage to psychic classes. Directed by W. Kamau Bell. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 26. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433, www.stagewerx.org.
Marsh Reading Series: Night of New Work: Staged readings. Tue., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., free. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
Monday Night Marsh: On select Mondays a different lineup of musicians, actors, performance artists, and others takes the stage at this regular event that's hosted local celebs like Josh Kornbluth and Marga Gomez in the past; see www.themarsh.org for a lineup of future shows. Mondays, $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
Mud: Drama by Marin Irene Fornes about the men in a small-town woman's life. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 15, www.cuttingball.com. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 931-1094, www.sffringe.org.
Philistines: American Conservatory Theater's MFA students take on Maxim Gorky's drama. Starting Feb. 12, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28. Zeum Theater, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320, www.zeum.org.
Scott Capurro Goes Deeper: Scott Capurro gets it all off his chest in this one-man show. Fri., Feb. 13, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
SF Follies: Name that reference in John Bisceglie's tale of the city. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 5, $35-$40, www.sffollies.com. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287, www.actorstheatresf.org.
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins: Stephen Temperley's musical about a tone-deaf diva. Feb. 13-March 15. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.
Teatro ZinZanni's License to Kiss: Sabine Hettlich stars in the espionage thriller, with a side of dinner. Wednesdays-Sundays, $116-$190, 438-2668, www.zinzanni.org. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery).
Tennessee in the Summer: Joe Besecker's drama probes Tennessee Williams. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 1. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.
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