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By Sherilyn Connelly
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 who are 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 from the American dream. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through July 20. $18-$38. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.
Duck Lake: A ballet-horrror-comedy featuring bloodthirsty ducks. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through July 28. $25 at the door or $20 online. www.missionctrlcomedy.com/ducklake. 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.
Expiration Date: Still Good: ForePlays with original sketches dating all the way back to 2009. Fridays. Through July 19. $20-$30. The Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233.
The Gold Fish: Absurdist one-act musical about a gold fish. July 13-14, 8 p.m. $10-$20. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060.
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.
Mortified's Super Sexy Summer Show: Sexually charged comedy/musical. Thu., July 12, 8 p.m. $14-$21. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. (at Folsom), 626-1409.
My Fair Lady: The classic musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Starting July 14. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Sept. 15. $30-$70. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Naked Theatresports: Two fully clothed teams of improvisers compete for points and the crowd's 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.
Previously Secret Information: In the words of the organizers: "Great stories, told well, with just the right amount of lies." We'll add: "Told by comedians, a lot of the time." Third Sunday of every month, 7 p.m. $10. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.).
Proof by Expression Productions: The play that inspired the 2005 film: A troubled young woman deals with the death of her insane father. Sat., July 14. $20-$28. Theatre of Yugen, 2840 Mariposa (at Alabama), 621-7978.
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. 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. 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.
MARAT/SADE: A Thrillpeddlers' production of the Tony Award-winning theatrical classic by Peter Weiss. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through July 29. $20-$39. Brava! for Women in the Arts, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657.
Truffaldino Says No: Commedia dell'Arte transformed into a modern American sitcom for the stage. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through July 22. $18-25. Shotgun Players, 1901 Ashby (at Martin Luther King), Berkeley, (510) 841-6500.
Waiting ...: A play about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Aug. 5. $25-$75. Larkspur Hotel, 524 Sutter (at Powell), 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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