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Animals Out of Paper: Rajiv Joseph's comedy, directed by Amy Glazer. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 27. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

Beauty of the Father: Presented by the Off Broadway West Theatre Company. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 13. The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Post), 989-0023, www.phoenixtheatresf.org.

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.

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The Breach: The theme of reparations for African Americans is tackled using theater, dance, music, and video. Directed by Idris Ackamoor. Starting Feb. 18, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28. African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton (at Webster), 922-2049, www.aaacc.org.

The Bright River: A Mass Transit Tour of the Afterlife: Through Feb. 20, 8 p.m., $15-$35, www.thebrightriver.com. Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657, www.brava.org.

Caucasian Chalk Circle: Bertolt Brecht's play, directed by John Doyle. Starting Feb. 18, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 14. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.

City Solo: Solo work by Meldy Hernandez, Mary Van Note, and Jawad Ali. Sun., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 336-0513, www.cafearts.com/offmarket.

Cora's Recipe for Love: Sean Owens' alter ego. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 20. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 931-3847, www.theexit.org.

Doubt, A Parable: John Patrick Shanley's story about "improper relations" at a Catholic school. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.

Eat, Pray, Laugh: Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 24, $20, www.aliciadattner.com. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 336-0513, www.cafearts.com/offmarket.

Fabrik: The Legend of M. Rabinowitz: Puppetry and Yiddish folktales, presented by Wakka Wakka Productions. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28. The Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233, www.atjt.com.

Fiddler on the Roof: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 21. Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor (at Market), 551-2000.

Fiorello!: Based on the life of New York City Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia. Through Feb. 20. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469, www.eurekatheatre.org.

Hearts on Fire: Thelma Houston, El Vez, and Christine Deaver perform in Teatro ZinZanni's new show. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through May 16, $117-$145. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.

Love, Humiliation & Karaoke: Directed by W. Kamau Bell. Sun., Feb. 21; Sun., March 21. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433, www.stagewerx.org.

Loveland: Ann Randolph's solo show. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Feb. 26. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Mahalia: A Gospel Musical: The story of the world's greatest gospel singer, portrayed by Jeanie Tracy. Feb. 18-March 7, $18-$40. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 450 Post (at Powell), 415 474-8800, www.lhtsf.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.

Ninth Annual Bay One-Acts Festival: Work by local playwrights including Crish Barth, Tim Bauer, William Bivins, Stuart Bousel, and more. Feb. 18-March 13. Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747, www.boxcartheatre.org.

Now and at the Hour: Christian Cagigal's popular magic-themed show. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through March 6. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847, www.sffringe.org.

Oedipus el Rey: Luis Alfaro re-envisions Oedipus. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28, www.magictheatre.org. Fort Mason, Laguna & Bay, 345-7500, www.fortmason.org.

Pearls over Shanghai: Thrillpeddlers brings back the Cockettes. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through April 24, $30. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202, www.thrillpeddlers.com.

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), 369-6030, www.westfield.com/metreon.

Position: A PianoFight production of William Bivins' play. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 28. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 336-0513, www.cafearts.com/offmarket.

Real Americans: Dan Hoyle's new show, about small-town America. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 6. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Rent: The Musical: The Royal Underground Theatre Company's production. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 21. Fort Mason, Laguna & Bay, 345-7500, www.fortmason.org.

Safe House: Geetha Reddy's play about raising twins. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 6. 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.

Tick, Tick ... Boom!: Musical by Jonathan Larsen. Through Feb. 28, $15-$30. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469, www.eurekatheatre.org.

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m., $88.50-$115.50, www.tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Swiss Louis Restaurant at Pier 39, 2 Beach (at Embarcadero), 421-2913, www.swisslouis.com.

What Just Happened?: Nina Wise's solo show. Starting Feb. 19, Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through March 13. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Wicked: Meet the witches of Oz. Through April 11. Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market (at Eighth St.), 551-2000.

 
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