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Our critics weigh in on local theater

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.

Museum: Tina Howe's piece about reactions to an art exhibit. Through Nov. 22. Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747, www.boxcartheatre.org.

New Works @ the Marines: The first show in the ongoing series is Rick Reynolds' Love, God, Sex (and other stuff I don't have). Mondays, Tuesdays. Continues through Nov. 17. Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter (at Mason), 771-6900, www.marinesmemorialtheatre.com.

Not a Genuine Black Man: Brian Copeland's solo show opens once again. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 22. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 820-1656, www.cafearts.com/offmarkettheaters.

November: David Mamet's comedy about President Charles Smith and his bid for reelection. Through Nov. 22. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.

Pearls Over Shanghai: Thrillpeddlers brings back the Cockettes. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Jan. 1, $30. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202, www.thrillpeddlers.com.

Performing Diaspora: Artists' performance series. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 22, $15-$25. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060, www.counterpulse.org.

Point Break Live!: The boys are back in town again. Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Continues through May 1, www.pointbreaklivesf.com. Metreon, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), 369-6000, www.westfield.com/metreon.

Rabbi Sam: Charlie Varon's solo show about a rabbi who wants to reinvent American Judaism. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Nov. 22. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Random Idiot Factor: A comic play that promises to deconstruct "our society's inadequacies into interwoven comic vignettes that ridicule our cultures most serious shortcomings. It's a lot like the future that's disappointing you right now, but if we all wore jumpsuits." Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 21, $20, www.hampantsproductions.com. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

She Stoops to Comedy: Gender-bending romp by David Greenspan. Starting Nov. 17, Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 9. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

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

Sit-Down Readers Theatre Presents Jean Racine's Iphigenie: Participation is welcome at this reading. Sat., Nov. 14, 2 p.m. North Beach Branch Library, 2000 Mason (at Columbus), 355-5626, sfpl.lib.ca.us.

Soulo Zenday: Comedic and dramatic solo performances by Thao Nguyen, Paolo Sambrano, and Nicole Maxali. Sun., Nov. 15, 8 p.m. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 820-1656, www.cafearts.com/offmarkettheaters.

Star Drek: The Generation After That One: One night of craziness with Lamplighters Music Theatre. Sun., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), 392-4400, www.sfwmpac.org.

Stateless: A Hip-Hop Vaudeville Experience: A multimedia collage by Dan Wolf and Tommy Shepherd. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 6. Traveling Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233, www.atjt.com.

Tilted Frame: Live improv between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 820-1656, www.cafearts.com/offmarkettheaters.

Tings Dey Happen: Dan Hoyle's solo show, directed by Charlie Varon. Through Nov. 29. Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter (at Mason), 771-6900, www.marinesmemorialtheatre.com.

To Be Straight with You: Nov. 12-14, 8 p.m., $27-$39. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Presented by Actors Theatre of San Francisco, directed by Keith Phillips. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 19. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287, www.actorstheatresf.org.

Wicked: Meet the witches of Oz. Through Jan. 3, 2010. Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market (at Eighth St.), 551-2000.

The Woman in Black: A classic ghost story set on England's bleak coast. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 14, www.secondwind.8m.com. The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Post), 989-0023, www.phoenixtheatresf.org.

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