By Joseph Geha
By Jonathan Kiefer
By Katie Tandy
By Mollie McWilliams
By Jennifer Baires
By Jonathan Curiel
By Sherilyn Connelly
Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others take the stage at this regular staging of works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
"The New California": Apocalyptic sketch comedy by the female-driven group Foreplays. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19. $15-$30. The Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233.
Pal Joey: Joey Evans, the charming heel with big plans, is back to take Chicago for wild ride as he schemes to get to the top of the nightclub business. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 16. $21-$75. Eureka Theatre Company, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469.
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.)
The Rainmaker: N. Richard Nash's classic play about faith, love, and magic in a time of crippling drought. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22. $26-$38. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Scrooge: The Haunting of Ebenezer: Boxcar Theatre's re-imagining of Dickens' classic holiday tale, performed solo by Jeff Garrett. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30. $16. Boxcar Theatre Studios, 125A Hyde (at Golden Gate).
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. 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.
The Submission: Jeff Talbott's play about an alcoholic black mother and her son trying to get out of the projects. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 16. $25. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
Wavy Gravy and His Guided Mistletoes: Wavy Gravy recounts his life and times, with at least some reference to the holidays. All performances will benefit Seva Foundation and Camp Winnarainbow. Dec. 13-22. $15-$50. The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 704-8291.
The White Snake: A classic romance based on Chinese legend, from Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 23. $31-$75. Berkeley Repertory's Roda Stage, 2025 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 647-2949.
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. Continues through Jan. 13. $23-$35. Shotgun Players, 1901 Ashby (at Martin Luther King), Berkeley, (510) 841-6500.
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