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Pearls over Shanghai: Thrillpeddlers brings back the Cockettes. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Dec. 19. $30. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202.
A Perfect Ganesh: Terrence McNally's play about two women traveling from the U.S. to India. Starting Nov. 5. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19. $24. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
The Real Americans: Dan Hoyle's solo show. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 6. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Reluctant: Joel Israel's spooky, mostly one-man show. Each performance features a different local female artist in the production. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 & 10 p.m. Continues through Nov. 13. $10-$25. Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
The Sunset Limited: Play set in New York City written by Cormac McCarthy. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 6. $40-$50. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
The Tempest: A three-person chamber version of the Shakespeare play. Starting Nov. 5. Fridays-Sundays; Thu., Nov. 11; Thu., Nov. 18. Continues through Nov. 28. $15-$50. The Cutting Ball Theater, 277 Taylor St..
Three Sisters. Final Cut.: Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 17. $14-$28. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
The Unexpected Man: Ironic comedy by Yasmina Reza. Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 14. $25. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
The Winter's Tale: The Actors Ensemble of Berkeley presents this Shakespeare play. Fridays-Sundays; Thu., Nov. 18. Continues through Nov. 20. $12-$15. Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck (at Berryman), Berkeley, 510-841-5580.
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