Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Slugs and Kicks: Slugs and Kicks is a comedy about actors, college, love, and other primeval phenomena. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; 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 Submission: By Jeff Talbott. An alcoholic black mother and her son try to get out of the projects. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Dec. 16. $25. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
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. Free. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.).
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. Through Dec. 8. $35-$39. Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 843-4822.
Woyzeck: Based on true events. Woyzeck is a soldier suffering from the ravages of war. The hope of rekindled love with his sweetheart Marie, which sustained him in the trenches, begins to unravel as reality sets in upon his return. Created by Robert Wilson and Tom Waits. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through Jan. 13. $23-$35. Shotgun Players, 1901 Ashby (at Martin Luther King), Berkeley, (510) 841-6500.