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Wednesday, May 9 2012

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 (at Franklin), 771-1616.

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

A Behanding in Spokane: A black comedy involving a man searching for his lost hand after 30 years. Starting May 15. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through June 30. $20-$50. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.

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

Blues for an Alabama Sky: A love story set during the Harlem Renaissance in which religion, lies, and sexual orientations collide. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through May 12. $10-$53. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 450 Post (at Powell), 474-8800.

The Business: A Comedy Show: Sketch and stand-up comedy. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.

Crackpot Crones Present: MOMS! Sketch Comedy & Improv for Anyone Who's Ever Been or Had a Mother: Sketch comedy and improv from theater duo Terry Baum and Carolyn Meyers. May 12-13. $20. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.

DIVAfest: Theater celebrating female power and creativity. May 12-27. 673-3847. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

Down to This: A game of chance decides who lives and dies in a small mountain town. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through May 26. $12-$20. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

Will Durst's Elect to Laugh: A comedy show chasing down the presidential election from a San Francisco comedian who once ran for mayor. Tuesdays. Through Nov. 6. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Endgame and Play: Two plays by Samuel Beckett. Through June 3. $25-$110. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.

FWD: Life Gone Viral: A performance by Charlie Varon and Jeri Lynn Cohen. Previews run through May 10; the show opens May 12 and continues through June 10. $20-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Hot Greeks: An ancient Greek tragedy meets a modern-day football comedy meets theater of the absurd in this remake of a play by San Francisco's Cockettes. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through May 19. $30-$69. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), (800) 838-3006.

Improvised Murder Mystery: BATS Improv creates a story based on audience suggestions. Saturdays. Through May 26. $17-$20. Bayfront Theater, 16 Marina (at Laguna), 474-6776.

It's All the Rage: Marilyn Pittman's solo performance about her parents' murder-suicide and its effect on her life. Through May 27. $18-$53. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Kipling Hotel: Don Reed's solo show. Saturdays, Sundays. Through June 10. $20-$50. The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 704-8291.

Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others stage works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

The Odyssey on Angel Island: Theatrical performance of Homer's Odyssey. Times and pricing does not include travel to the island. Fridays-Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Through July 1. $10-$40. Angel Island State Park, Tiburon, 435-1915.

A Raisin in the Sun: Classic play about three generations of an African-American family in Chicago determined to live their dreams. Through May 27. $10-$35. Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton (at Webster), 762-2071.

The San Francisco International Arts Festival: Festival bringing artists together from all over the world. Through May 20. Admission varies. Multiple Bay Area locations.

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. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.

Short Plays by Short People: Rotten Lunches & Bubblegum Punches: Professional adult actors perform works written by school-age children. Fri., May 11, 7 p.m. $10. Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657.

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

Tenderloin: A piece about the people and places in Cutting Ball Theater's neighborhood. Thursdays-Sundays. Through May 27. $10-$50. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 673-3847.

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: The story of Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun. Scenes from her plays, letters, diaries, poems and personal reminiscences. Thursdays-Sundays. Through May 27. $10-$28. Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough (at Bush).

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

Vote for Chicken: Sketches and improv based on audience suggestions from Chicken Scratch troupe. Fridays, Saturdays. Through May 12. $10-$15. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

Waiting Period: Solo performance about depression by actor, playwright, author and talk show host Brian Copeland. Fridays, Saturdays. Through July 7. $20-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

The Wrong Dick: A fish salesman is wrongly accused of killing a pile of prostitutes he finds. Private eye Dick MacGuffin helps out. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through May 26. $20. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.

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