Ninth Annual Bay One Acts Festival: Work by local playwrights including Crish Barth, Tim Bauer, William Bivins, Stuart Bousel, and more. Through March 13, www.threewisemonkeys.org. Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747, www.boxcartheatre.org.
... And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi: Presented by Cutting Ball Theater. Starting March 12, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 11. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 931-3847, www.sffringe.org.
Beauty of the Father: Presented by the Off Broadway West Theatre Company. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 13. The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Post), 989-0023, www.phoenixtheatresf.org.
The Beebo Brinker Chronicles: Through March 13, 8 p.m., $20-$40. Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657, www.brava.org.
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 Capitol Steps: Political satire. Sun., March 14. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California (at Presidio), 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.
Caucasian Chalk Circle: Bertolt Brecht's play, directed by John Doyle. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 14. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory: Presented by Young Performers Theatre. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through March 28. Young Performers Theater, 204 Bay, Fort Mason (Marina & Buchanan), 346-5550, www.ypt.org.
Dancing with the Clown of Love: Directed by Rhodessa Jones. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 14. African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton (at Webster), 922-2049, www.aaacc.org.
Death Play: Presented by Thunderbird Theatre Company. Starting March 11, Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 27. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 931-3847, www.theexit.org.
Den of Thieves: A story about crime by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 17. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596, www.sfplayhouse.org.
Fo/Faux!: Presented by Eastenders Repertory Company. Through March 21. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469, www.eurekatheatre.org.
Golden Boy: Tuesdays-Thursdays. Continues through March 25. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100, www.sheltontheater.com.
Hearts on Fire: Thelma Houston, El Vez, and Christine Deaver perform in Teatro ZinZanni's new show. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.; Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through May 16, $117-$145. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.
Juliet: Presented by the College of the Creative Arts at San Francisco State University. Starting March 11, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 20. SFSU Campus/Little Theater, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Ave.) (Creative Arts Bldg.), 338-2467, www.sfsu.edu.
KML Preaches to the Choir: Killing My Lobster's new show. Starting March 11, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays. Continues through March 28. The Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233, www.atjt.com.
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.
The News Show: BATS Improv. Fri., March 12, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 13, 8 p.m. Bayfront Theater, 16 Marina (at Laguna), 474-6776, www.improv.org/shows/bayfront.htm.
Now and at the Hour: Christian Cagigal's popular magic-themed show. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through March 27. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847, www.sffringe.org.
O Lovely Glowworm, or Scenes of Great Beauty: Presented by the American Conservatory Theater Master of Fine Arts Program. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 20. Zeum, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320, www.zeum.org.
Pearls over Shanghai: Thrillpeddlers brings back the Cockettes. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through April 24, $30. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202, www.thrillpeddlers.com.
Performance Art in Front of an Audience Ought to Be Entertaining: A drama about the last argument between Carl Andre and Ana Mendieta. Fri., March 12; Sat., March 13. 975 Howard, 975 Howard (at Sixth St.), 885-4006, www.975howard.com.
Point Break Live!: The boys are back in town again. Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Continues through May 1, www.pointbreaklivesf.com. Metreon, 101 Fourth St. (at Mission), 369-6030, www.westfield.com/metreon.
Real Americans: Dan Hoyle's new show, about small-town America. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 18. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
Richard III: Presented by the City College of San Francisco Theatre Arts Dept. Fridays-Sundays. Continues through March 14. Diego Rivera Theater/CCSF, 50 Phelan (at Judson), 239-3100, www.ccsf.edu/Info/Map/theatre.shtml#8.
Sex and the Bible: Cabaret opera. Through March 14. Community Music Center, 544 Capp (at 20th St.), 647-6015, www.sfcmc.org.
Sugar Witch: Nathan Sanders' play about the secrets that rise from the swamp. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 11. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.
Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m., $88.50-$115.50, www.tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Swiss Louis Restaurant at Pier 39, 2 Beach (at Embarcadero), 421-2913, www.swisslouis.com.
Virgin Play Series: Staged Readings: Jesus in India by Lloyd Suh. Mon., March 15, 6 p.m., free. Cafe Royale, 800 Post (at Leavenworth), 441-4099, www.caferoyale-sf.com.
What Just Happened?: Nina Wise's solo show. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through March 13. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
Wicked: Meet the witches of Oz. Through April 11. Orpheum Theater, 1192 Market (at Eighth St.), 551-2000.