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Our critics weigh in on local theater

Breve: An abbreviated version of Under the Gypsy Moon, for lunch. Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 21, $73-$94. Teatro ZinZanni, Piers 27 and 29 (Embarcadero & Battery), 438-2668, www.zinzanni.org.

Cotton Patch Gospel: A bluegrass holiday musical. Starting Nov. 20, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 19, www.custommade.org. The Next Stage, 1620 Gough (at Bush), 333-6389.

Drip: A drama by Christina Anderson about the shared legacies of a woman and her grandson. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 21. Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747, www.boxcartheatre.org.

Hamlet: The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival actors perform a one-hour version. Sat., Nov. 21, 2 p.m. Noe Valley Branch Library, 451 Jersey (at Castro), 355-5707, sfpl.lib.ca.us.

I Heart Hamas: Tragicomic solo show by Jennifer Jajeh, about the Middle East. Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 21, $20, www.ihearthamas.com. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 820-1656, www.cafearts.com/offmarkettheaters.

I Love a Piano: By Irving Berlin. Fri., Nov. 20, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Let It Snow!: Improv musical by the Un-Scripted Theater Company. Starting Nov. 19, Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 19. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

Me, Myself, & I Series: New solo works by D'Lo, Jeanne Haynes, Rachel Parker, and Anthem Salgado. Nov. 19-Dec. 3. Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657, www.brava.org.

Monday Night ForePlays: Variety show written and acted by women, along with some of PianoFight's "male chauvinist pigs" regulars. Mondays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 820-1656, www.cafearts.com/offmarkettheaters.

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.

Mrs. Whitney: John Kolvenbach's comedy about heartbreak. Through Nov. 22. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822, www.magictheatre.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 York Values: Walk on the wild side with Penny Arcade. Nov. 20-22. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

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 re-election. Through Nov. 22. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.

Pearls Over Shanghai: Thrillpeddlers brings back the Cockettes. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 23, $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.

ReOrient 2009 — The First 10 Years: Short plays exploring the Middle East. Starting Nov. 19, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 13, www.goldenthread.org. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas), 401-8081, www.thickhouse.org.

She Stoops to Comedy: Gender-bending romp by David Greenspan. 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.

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.

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.

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