Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright: A new comedy by playwright Dan LeFranc, set in working-class Rhode Island, following the exploits of Bradley Boatright and his best friend mixing it up with their rich-kid middle-school nemeses. Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 1. $14.50-$48. Berkeley Repertory's Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison, Berkeley.
Waiting for Godot:Samuel Beckett's classic absurdist play. Starting Jan. 24. Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Every other Tuesday, 2 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 7, 1 p.m. Continues through Feb. 16. $36-$57. Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller, Mill Valley, 388-5200.
The Waiting Period: New solo show by Brian Copeland, about the mandatory 10-day waiting period before he could acquire the gun with which he planned to take his own life. Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26. $25-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.
Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them: A comedy about a woman in crisis with her absurd family. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Feb. 10. $15-$30. The Custom Made Theatre Co., 1620 Gough St., 798-2682.
Wicked: The story of how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good came to be, long before Dorothy arrived in Oz. Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 24, 2 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 17. $45-$275. Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market, 551-2000.
The Wild Bride: What happens when your father accidentally sells you to the devil? Adapted and directed by Emma Rice. Starting Jan. 27. Sun., Jan. 27, 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through Feb. 17. $55-$89. Berkeley Repertory's Roda Stage, 2025 Addison, Berkeley, (510) 647-2949.