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Speed the Plow: ATSF completes the Business Trilogy. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 10. $26-$38. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.
Strindberg Cycle: The Chamber Plays in Rep: Celebrating the centennial of August Strindberg's death, includes: The Ghost Sonata, The Pelican, The Black Glove, Storm, and Burned House.. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 18. $10-$75. The Cutting Ball Theater, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 525-1205.
The Submission: By Jeff Talbott: about an alcoholic black mother and her son trying to get out of the projects. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16. $25. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
Sunset Baby: A former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner reaches out to his daughter shortly after her mother’s passing with hopes of reuniting and burying the wounds of the past. Part of the Rough Readings series. Tue., Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Free. playwrightsfoundation.org. The Costume Shop, 1117 Market (at Seventh St.).
Superior Donuts: Comedy about an aging baby boomer who owns a donut shop and his young, dreamer employee. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 2. $15-$30. Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough (at Bush).
The Election: Part of Hand to Mouth: a monthly, topic-based comedy show where each edition explores a specific social or political issue. Fri., Nov. 9, 10 p.m. $5-$10. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
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. Continues through Dec. 5. free. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.)
[untitled] Reality Project: A group of teens audition for a new reality television show, offering a behind-the-scenes look at media sensationalism. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 10. $15. Hastings Studio, 77 Geary (at Grant), 749-2228.
The White Snake: A classic romance based on Chinese legend, from Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Starting Nov. 9. Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Sundays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23. $31-$75. Berkeley Repertory's Roda Stage, 2025 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-647-2949.
Wilder Times: A collection of one-act plays by Thornton Wilder, including: Infancy, Childhood, The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, and The Long Christmas Dinner, Wilder's most famous short work. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 4. $35-$39. Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 843-4822.
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