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7 Sins: James Judd's one-man comedy about his own life. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 21. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 931-1094, www.sffringe.org.

Angry Black White Boy: Dan Wolf's adaptation of the Adam Mansbach novel returns for a limited engagement. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 15. Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia (at 15th St.), 626-3311, www.theintersection.org.

BATS: Sunday Players: Each week Bay Area Theatresports players pit their improv work against all comers as the audience votes them off one by one until the winner stands alone on the stage. Sundays, 7 p.m., $5-$8, www.improv.org. Bayfront Theater, 16 Marina Blvd., (415) 474-6776, www.improv.org/shows/bayfront.htm.

Beach Blanket Babylon: A North Beach perennial featuring crazy hats, media personality caricatures, a splash of romance, and little substance. Now with Rod Blagojevich! Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 5 p.m., $25-$80, www.beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.

Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m., $15-$20, www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100, www.sheltontheater.com.

The Burning of the Ancient Library of Alexandria: ARTSHIP Ensemble chronicles Hypatia of Alexandria and the burning of the great library. Feb. 12-22. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060, www.counterpulse.org.

Cuckoo: Madison Clell's play about mental illness, produced by Jump! Theatre. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 28. Phoenix Arts Association Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary), Suite 601, 989-0023, www.phoenixtheatresf.org.

Delicate Balance: Edward Albee's play about family life. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 7. The Custom Stage, 965 Mission St. (at Sixth St.), (800) 838-3006, www.custommade.org.

Dolls: Michael Phillis' comedy about a man and his life with dolls. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 22. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.

Girl's War: An Armenian-Azeri love story by Joyce Van Dyke. Starting Feb. 14, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 8. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas), 401-8081, www.thickhouse.org.

Heliopolis: Gregangelo & Velocity Circus dervishes and belly dancers, and more. Feb. 13-15. Randall Museum, 199 Museum (at Roosevelt), 554-9600, www.randallmuseum.org.

How We First Met: Live actors re-create your love story. Sat., Feb. 14, www.howwefirstmet.com. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness (at Grove), 392-4400, www.sfwmpac.org.

The Jewbird and The Magic Barrel: Two plays by Bernard Malamud. Starting Feb. 12, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 16. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

Jihad for Vent and Dummy: Deadly puppets, courtesy of Ron Coulter and Sid Star. Thu., Feb. 12. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 931-1094, www.sffringe.org.

Landscape of the Body: John Guare's musical set in New York and the stars. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 7. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.

Love, Humiliation, and Karaoke: Enzo Lombard plays more than 10 characters in his one-man take on everything from gay marriage to psychic classes. Directed by W. Kamau Bell. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 26. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433, www.stagewerx.org.

Marsh Reading Series: Night of New Work: Staged readings. Tue., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., free. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Monday Night Marsh: On select Mondays a different lineup of musicians, actors, performance artists, and others takes the stage at this regular event that's hosted local celebs like Josh Kornbluth and Marga Gomez in the past; see www.themarsh.org for a lineup of future shows. Mondays, $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Mud: Drama by Marin Irene Fornes about the men in a small-town woman's life. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 15, www.cuttingball.com. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 931-1094, www.sffringe.org.

Not a Genuine Black Man: Brian Copeland returns for another go-around. Through March 25. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Philistines: American Conservatory Theater's MFA students take on Maxim Gorky's drama. Starting Feb. 12, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28. Zeum Theater, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320, www.zeum.org.

Scott Capurro Goes Deeper: Scott Capurro gets it all off his chest in this one-man show. Fri., Feb. 13, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

SF Follies: Name that reference in John Bisceglie's tale of the city. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 5, $35-$40, www.sffollies.com. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287, www.actorstheatresf.org.

Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Daily, $23-$29, www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100, www.sheltontheater.com.

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins: Stephen Temperley's musical about a tone-deaf diva. Feb. 13-March 15. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.

Teatro ZinZanni's License to Kiss: Sabine Hettlich stars in the espionage thriller, with a side of dinner. Wednesdays-Sundays, $116-$190, 438-2668, www.zinzanni.org. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery).

Tennessee in the Summer: Joe Besecker's drama probes Tennessee Williams. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 1. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Be a part of the wedding reception. Thursdays-Saturdays, www.pier39shows.com. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (at Embarcadero), 433-3939, www.theatre39-sf.com.

Tough Titty: Oni Faida Lampley's drama about a battle with breast cancer. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 22, $25-$75. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D (Marina and Buchanan), 441-8822, www.magictheatre.org.

Waitin' 2 End Hell: William A. Parker's take on modern relationships. Starting Feb. 12, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 1. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 777 Jones St., 345-3980, www.lhtsf.org.

Wicked: The Tony Award–winning musical. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 27. Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market (at Eighth St.), 551-2000.

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