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Divafest: Very large women-centered theater festival. April 2-25, $10-$20. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 931-1094, www.theexit.org.

Does This Piano Make My Ass Look Big?: April 4-5, 8 p.m., $15-$20. Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, 1519 Mission (at Van Ness), 690-9410, www.voicefactorysf.org.

Eccentrics of San Francisco's Barbary Coast ... A Magical Escapade: Historical magic show with Walt Anthony, David Miller, Brian Scott, and Ruth Fraser. Starting April 3, Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 27, $30, www.sanfranciscomagicparlor.com. Chancellor Hotel, 433 Powell (at Post), 362-2004, www.chancellorhotel.com.

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E.O. 9066: Lunatique Fantastique's puppetry. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Continues through April 25, $15-$50. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Evil Hamlet: Written by William Shakespeare, edited by Jim Strope. Starting April 2, Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 25. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433, www.stagewerx.org.

La Favorita: Pocket Opera's production of Gaetano Donizetti's opera. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through April 5. Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave. (at El Camino del Mar), 863-3330, www.famsf.org/legion/index.asp.

Grease: With American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 19. Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor (at Market), 551-2000.

High Spirits: A musical based on Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 5. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469, www.eurekatheatre.org.

T.N.T. — Explosive Youth Theater: Young actors work with the San Francisco Mime Troupe. April 3-4, free. Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657, www.brava.org.

An Inspector Calls: A police inspector pays a visit to a party in 1912 in J.B. Priestley's drama, produced by San Francisco StageWorks. Starting April 2, Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 25. Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747, www.boxcartheatre.org.

Language Rooms: A Playwrights Foundation staged reading of Yussef El Guindi's play about Arab-American investigators. Tue., April 7, free. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

License to Kiss: Sabine Hettlich stars in the espionage thriller, with a side of dinner. Wednesdays-Sundays, $116-$190, 438-2668. Teatro ZinZanni, Piers 27 and 29 (Embarcadero & Battery), www.zinzanni.org.

The Model Apartment: Donald Margulies' play about a couple's life in Florida after surviving the Holocaust. Through April 5. Traveling Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233, www.atjt.com.

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.

Not a Genuine Black Man: Brian Copeland returns for another go-around. Through May 2. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito: Through April 5, www.kularts.org. Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission (at Sixth St.), 348-8042, www.bayanihancc.org/index.html.

Point Break Live!: Bank-robbing surfers make audiences happy. Fridays, 9 p.m., $25, www.myspace.com/pointbreaklive. CELLspace, 2050 Bryant (at 18th St.), 648-7562, www.cellspace.org.

The Pride and Prejudice Project: Play featuring Ko Labs Theater Company. April 2-4, 8 p.m., $15. The Garage, 975 Howard (at Sixth St.), 885-4006, www.975howard.com/.

Pride Open: Charles E. Polly's play explores sexual identity. Starting April 2, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 11. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847, www.sffringe.org.

Rabbi Sam: Charlie Varon's drama about a rabbi who reinvents Judaism. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 5. 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.

The Shape of Things: Playwright Neil LaBute retells the story of Adam and Eve. Starting April 2, Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 24. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Daily, $23-$29, www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100, www.sheltontheater.com.

Slumber Party: Starting April 3, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m. Continues through April 11, $7-$10. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

The Story: A reporter fabricates a story, by Tracey Scott Wilson. Through April 25. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

Tamalpais H.S. Broadway Review: Mon., April 6, 7 p.m. 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton (at Madrona), Mill Valley, 383-9600, www.142throckmortontheatre.com.

Thom Pain (based on nothing): Cutting Ball Theater produces Will Eno's one-man show. Through April 19, www.cuttingball.com. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 931-1094, www.sffringe.org.

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Be a part of the wedding reception. Thursdays-Saturdays, www.pier39shows.com. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (at Embarcadero), 433-3939, www.theatre39-sf.com.

War Music: A drama by Lillian Groag about Agamemnon and Achilles. Through April 26. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.

Wicked: The Tony Award–winning musical. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 27. Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market (at Eighth St.), 551-2000.

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