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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche: A comedy about lesbian sexuality in the '50s. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through July 14. $20-$30. Phoenix Arts Association Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary) Ste. 601, 989-0023.
Angel of the Poor: A comedy by Austrian playwright Clemens Berger about a funeral home. Fridays-Sundays. Through July 15. $15-$24. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
Audium 9: Spatial electronic orchestrations and sound sculptures. Early arrival is advised. Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. $20. Audium-Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space, 1616 Bush (at Franklin), 771-1616.
Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.
Beyond Therapy: This comedy focuses on two Manhattanites seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Sept. 9. $15-$30. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
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), 433-3040.
The Business: A Comedy Show: Sketch and stand-up comedy. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller's classic play about a rude awakening to the American dream. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through July 20. $18-$38. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.
Duck Lake: The world's first ballet-horror-comedy featuring bloodthirsty ducks. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through July 28. $15-$35. www.duck-lake.com. The Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233.
Will Durst's Elect to Laugh: A comedy show chasing down the presidential election from a San Francisco comedian who once ran for mayor. Tuesdays. Through Nov. 6. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
For the Greater Good (or The Last Election): San Francisco Mime Troupe takes a look at the American economy in their season opener. Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30 p.m. Through July 9. Free. Dolores Park, 566 Dolores (at 19th St.), 554-9529.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch: A rock opera about a transsexual punk rock girl from East Berlin who tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs. Wednesdays-Saturdays; Through July 7. $25. Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747.
Her Rebel Highness: A musical revue. Sundays, 5 p.m. Through Aug. 12. $25-$75. Harlot, 46 Minna (at First St.), 777-1077.
Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others stage works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
"Naked" Theatresports: Two fully clothed teams of improvisers compete for points and the crowds approval. Fridays, 8 p.m. Through July 27. $20. Bayfront Theater, 16 Marina (at Laguna), 474-6776.
Party of 2 The Musical: Can love survive living together? Fridays. Through Aug. 31. $27-$29. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
RISK IS THIS ... The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival: One of the only festivals in America dedicated to new experimental works for the stage. This year's festival features five works, including two completely new ones. Fridays, Saturdays. Through July 18. $20. The Cutting Ball Theater, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 492-4700.
The Scottsboro Boys: Musical based on the lives of nine black men wrongly accused of a crime whose story helped spark the civil rights movement. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through July 15. $20-$110. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Some Thing: Art drag night with craft table. Fridays. $5. The Stud, 399 Ninth St. (at Harrison), 863-6623.
Thunderdome: The Monthly Improv Cage-Match: Monthly show contains three improv troupes; the first two compete to see which will be the headliner the following month. First Wednesday of every month. Through Dec. 5. Free. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.).
Waiting...: A play about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Aug. 5. $25-$75. Larkspur Hotel, 524 Sutter St., 421-2865.
Waiting Period: Solo performance about depression by actor, playwright, author, and talk show host Brian Copeland. Fridays, Saturdays. Through Aug. 4. $20-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
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