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4,000 Miles: Twenty-one-year-old Leo arrives on his 91-year-old grandmother's doorstep after a cross-country bicycle trip. Discounted admission and free bike valet by SFBC on select dates. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tue., Jan. 29, 7 p.m.; Tue., Feb. 5, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 10. $25-$70. American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), 415 Geary, 749-2228.

Anything Goes: When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3. $60. anythinggoesthemusical.com. Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor, 551-2000.

"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, 771-1616.

Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green, 421-4222.

Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, 433-3040.

The Business: A Comedy Show: Sketch and stand-up comedy. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission, 401-7987.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: A new interpretation of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Starting Jan. 26. Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Feb. 17. $10-$35. Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton, 762-2071.

Dear Harvey: The recounting of the life and the lasting impact of groundbreaking queer activist and politician Harvey Milk, told by the people who knew him best, to mark the 35th anniversary of his assassination. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 24. $25. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness, 861-8972.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: From East Berlin to Junction City, Hedwig follows her ex-lover's touring rock show. With new songs added ("In Your Arms Tonight") and a new take on the new take, this remount production makes an even edgier interactive experience for the audience. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26. $25-$35. Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma, 776-1747.

The Listener: A cycle of five comic stories presented in two parts. Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.

The Little Foxes: Lillian Hellman's story of an old Southern family and their ambitious plan to bring their business into the international market. Directed by Jennifer Welch. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 23. $20-$40. Tides Theatre, 533 Sutter, 399-1322.

Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others stage works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.

The Motherf**ker with the Hat: Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the eighth grade. Nothing can come between them. Except a hat. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Bill English. Jan. 29-31, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Continues through March 16. $25-$60. Post Street Theatre, 450 Post, 321-2910.

Our Practical Heaven: Addresses the changing tides of communication, gender roles, and society against the notions of home and family. Starting Jan. 25. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through March 3. $32-$60. Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison, Berkeley, (510) 843-4822.

Risk Is This: The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival: This year's festival features three new works and two new "Risk Translations" in staged readings. Superheroes, written and directed by Sean San José; Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry and directed by Yuri Urnov; Insect Play, by Josef and Karl Capek, directed by Rob Melrose; Passing, by Dipika Guha; and Sidewinders, by Basil Kreimendahl. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 9. $20-$50. The Cutting Ball Theater, 277 Taylor, 525-1205.

Se Llama Cristina: A young man and woman wake up in a strange room, and must piece together their past identities and relationship while constructing a new future and grappling with the possibility of being parents. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m. $20-$80. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822.

Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, 433-3040.

Sex and the City: Live!: A drag rendition of the HBO series Sex and the City. Wednesdays, 7 & 9 p.m. $20-$25. Rebel, 1760 Market, 431-4202.

SF Sketchfest at Stagewerx: Rooftop Comedy and SF Sketchfest Stand-Up Showcase. Starting Jan. 26. Saturdays, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 9. $15. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia

SF Sketchfest at the Marines Memorial Club and Hotel: SF Sketchfest Presents: The Adventures of Pete & Pete , Jan. 25, 8 p.m. Judge John Hodgeman, Jan. 25, 10:30 p.m. The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Jan. 26. Reggidency: A Reggie Watts series, Fri., Jan. 25, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 26; Sun., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. $25-30. Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter, 673-6672.

SF Sketchfest at the Darkroom: Starting Jan. 25. Fridays, 8 & 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 3, 8, 10 p.m. & midnight; Sun., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.; Thu., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.; Wed., Feb. 6, 8 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 7, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 9. $10-15. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission, 401-7987.

Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, 433-3040.

Some Thing: Art drag night with craft table. Fridays. $5. The Stud, 399 Ninth St., 863-6623.

Spank!: The Fifty Shades Parody: A musical satire of Fifty Shades of Grey. Jan. 24-27, 8 p.m. $35-$38. The Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter, 673-5716.

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. $88.50-$115.50. tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Imperial Palace, 818 Washington, 956-9888.

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.

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