Annapurna: A meditation on love and loss, set in a trailer park, with a cast of two. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 4. $20-$60. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822.
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 Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
The Burroughs and Kookie Show: Late Night in the Interzone: William S. Burroughs hosts a late-night talk show. Fridays, Saturdays. Through Nov. 12. $15-$25. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
The Business: A Comedy Show: Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Cat Lady: A comedic play that touches on race and gender. Sun., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. $17-$20. 863-9834. www.odcdance.org. ODC/ San Francisco (Dance Company), 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), 863-9834.
Kipling Hotel: Solo performance written, directed, and acted by Don Reed. Saturdays, Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Through Nov. 13. $15-$50. 826-5750. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia St., 826-5750.
Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others stage works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia St., 826-5750.
Pelleas and Melisande: A traditional play with a twist. Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Through Nov. 27. $10-$50. 525-1205. www.cuttingball.com. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 525-1205.
Race: Comedic play targeting racial politics. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Nov. 13. $10-$71. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.
Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup: Rita Moreno shows us her life, on and off stage. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Nov. 12. $15-$73. www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1112/5334.asp. Berkeley Repertory's Roda Stage, 2025 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 647-2949.
Savage in Limbo: John Patrick Shanley's dark comedy about three childhood friends reflecting on their lives. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 3. $26-$38. Actors Theatre, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Shocktoberfest 12: Fear Over Frisco: Scary, gross, stylish playlets by Eddie Muller. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Nov. 19. $25-$35. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Some Thing: Art drag night with craft table. Fridays. $5. The Stud, 399 Ninth St. (at Harrison), 863-6623.
Susannah: An opera in English. Thu., Nov. 10, 7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 12, 7 p.m. $25-$65. www.sfparloropera.org. Zellerbach House, 1550 Fell (at Lyon), 510-642-9988.
The Temperamentals: A story based on the lives of Harry Hay and Rudy Gernreich, founders of the Mattachine Society, the nation's first gay rights organization. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 18. $25-$36. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. $88.50-$115.50. www.tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Imperial Palace, 818 Washington (at Grant), 956-9888.
Totem: New show by Cirque du Soleil. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Dec. 11. $63.50-$225. cirquedusoleil.com. AT&T Park (Giants' ballpark), 24 Willie Mays Plaza (at Third St.), 972-2000.
The Waiting Period: Brian Copeland's solo performance. Fridays, Saturdays. Through Nov. 26. $15-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia St., 826-5750.
Working for the Mouse: Performance by Trevor Allen of Black Box Theatre Company about his work portraying various characters for Disney. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 17. $20-$22. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.