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All Atheists Are Muslim: A solo performance by Zahra Noorbakhsh. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Oct. 1. $20. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433. Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. Club…
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All Atheists Are Muslim: A solo performance by Zahra Noorbakhsh. Starting Sept. 1. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 1. $20. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433. Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant…
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Abigail: The Salem Witch Trials — The Rock Opera: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 27. $15-$20. www.abigailtherockopera.com. Light Rail Studios, 672 Toland (at Bay Shore), 285-0259. American Buffalo: Performance of David Mamet play. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug.…
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Reborning. It seems wrong to describe a play that hinges on trauma, suffering, and creepily realistic infant dolls as hilarious, but Reborning is just that. At times sitcom-y, at others heavily symbolic, Reborning bandies between levity and loss without missing…
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Vice Palace. Combine Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" with Fellini's La Dolce Vita, persuade most of your actors to show off their peens, then stage the whole thing as a '30s musical revue. You might end up with…
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Three Sisters. "She's a piece of work," says Masha (Natalia Payne) of Natasha (Emily Kitchens). That may not sound like Chekhov — or at least it doesn't sound like the mannered translations that often pass as Chekhov. But in Sarah…
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Absolutely San Francisco: Musical comedy about lost love and the San Francisco experience. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through May 29. $32-$50. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Derby). Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture…
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Absolutely San Francisco: Musical comedy about lost love and the San Francisco experience. Starting May 6. Sundays, 3 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through May 29. $32-$50. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Derby). Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue…
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The Busy World Is Hushed. It's immensely satisfying to witness a well-reasoned theological debate without heavy-handed hysterics. Keith Bunin's rigorous and enjoyable play is just that, an examination of the essence of Jesus and the reality of faith, plus homosexuality…
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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. Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton…
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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. Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton…
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Ruined. According to Berkeley's Rep's press release, Lynn Nottage's play is an "intense and important tale" about "important issues," and "you'd better listen." The script won a Pulitzer, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie, and a dozen other honors. It's…
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Ruined. According to Berkeley's Rep's press release, Lynn Nottage's play is an "intense and important tale" about "important issues," and "you'd better listen." The script won a Pulitzer, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie, and a dozen other honors. It's…
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40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story. "Break out the tissues, I got Daddy issues," Pidge Meade tells us in her new one-woman show, premiering at the Marsh. Sometimes funny, sometimes observant, but mostly self-indulgent and clichéd, 40 Pounds…
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40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story. "Break out the tissues, I got Daddy issues," Pidge Meade tells us in her new one-woman show, premiering at the Marsh. Sometimes funny, sometimes observant, but mostly self-indulgent and clichéd, 40 Pounds…
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40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story. "Break out the tissues, I got Daddy issues," Pidge Meade tells us in her new one-woman show, premiering at the Marsh. Sometimes funny, sometimes observant, but mostly self-indulgent and clichéd, 40 Pounds…
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007 James Bond in Ladykiller: Live: New play by Jim Fourniadis. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 26. $20. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987. 40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story: Pidge Mead's solo…
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Mike Daisey's The Last Cargo Cult. Let me be audacious. Theater is about storytelling, and Mike Daisey is the best storyteller out there. He has a simple style, similar to Spalding Gray's monologues, of sitting at a wooden desk, with…
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Trouble in Mind. Had she not refused to change its title and its ending, Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind, from 1955, would have been the first play by a black woman produced on Broadway. That might seem a bitter irony,…
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Shopping! The Musical. Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers in this musical revue definitely fall into the latter category. Lyricist-composer Morris Bobrow uses his infectious, irreverent humor to great…
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