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Another Way Home: While visiting their son at summer sleepaway camp, middle-aged Jewish parents are compelled to question everything they thought they understood about their children, their marriage, and their true desires. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through Dec. 2. $20-$30. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822.
"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.
Bitchslap!: Female comedy. Every other Friday, 8:30 p.m. Through Dec. 21. $10. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
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.
HellaFunny: A stand-up comedy showcase featuring up-and-coming talent in the Bay Area, produced by Stroy Moyd. Nov. 24-Feb. 23. $20. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.)
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play: Adapted from Frank Capra's cinematic classic and performed live by five actors. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 16. $36. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller (at Evergreen), Mill Valley, 388-5200.
The Kipling Hotel: After a failed stint as a stripper and gigolo, writer/performer Don Reed ends up as a live-in waiter at a retirement hotel. Saturdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 8. $15-$35 (sliding scale), $50 reserved seating. The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 704-8291.
The Lion King: A musical based on the Disney animated film, with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Jan. 13. $32.50-$150. Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market (at Eighth St.), 551-2000.
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.
The Rainmaker: N. Richard Nash's classic play about faith, love, and magic in a time of crippling drought. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Dec. 22. $26-$38. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
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.
Slugs and Kicks: A comedy about actors, college, love, and other primeval phenomena. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 9. $10-$15. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas), 401-8081.
Some Thing: Art drag night with craft table. Fridays. $5. The Stud, 399 Ninth St. (at Harrison), 863-6623.
The Songbird of Paris, Edith Piaf: A one-act play written by Martha Furey and performed a capella by Joni Takanikos. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 1. $15-$50. The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 704-8291.
The Submission: Jeff Talbott's story of an alcoholic black mother and her son trying to get out of the projects. Wednesdays-Sundays. 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).
The White Snake: A classic romance from Chinese legend, from Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Tuesdays-Sundays. 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. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 4. $35-$39. Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 843-4822.
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