The Submarine Show: Two men crash their submarine at the bottom of the ocean, resulting in a journey across highly irregular terrain. With special guest Frank Olivier. Nov. 15-17. $20. The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby (at MLK Jr.), Berkeley, (510) 841-6500.
The Submission: An alcoholic black mother and her son trying to get out of the projects, by Jeff Talbott. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Dec. 16. $25. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
Superior Donuts: Comedy about an aging baby boomer who owns a donut shop and his young, dreamer employee. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 2. $15-$30. Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough (at Bush).
Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. $88.50-$115.50. tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Imperial Palace, 818 Washington (at Grant), 956-9888.
Twelfth Night: Ninjaz of Drama present this gender-bending comedy by William Shakespeare. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Nov. 17. $12-$20. The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Post), 989-0023.
The White Snake: A classic romance from Chinese legend, from Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Sundays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. 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. Through Dec. 4. $35-$39. Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510)843-4822.