Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them: A comedy about a woman in crisis with her absurd family. Starting Jan. 11. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Feb. 10. $15-$30. The Custom Made Theatre Co., 1620 Gough (at Bush), 798-2682.
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, 5(10) 841-6500.