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Wednesday, Feb 15 2012
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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.

Becky Shaw: A couple on a blind date is set up by a married couple in this comedy thriller. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through March 10. $20-$70. SF Playhouse Stage 2, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.

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

Counting on Love and Other Stories of the Heart: Treat Street Theatre Project and the Playwrights Center of San Francisco present seven new plays by Rod McFadden and Don Samson. Through Feb. 18. $20-$35. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

Will Durst's Elect to Laugh: A comedy sketch chasing down the presidential election cycle. Tuesdays. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Geezer: Geoff Hoyle's solo performance on getting older. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Through March 18. $25-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Higher: Two Jewish architects in love end up as rivals on designing a memorial in Israel. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 19. $27-$85. Theater at the Children's Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320.

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dionysus: A Greek Comedy Rock Epic: Rock opera based on a Greek god. Feb. 17-20, 8 p.m. $20. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060.

Humor Abuse: Lorenzo Pisoni's one-man show. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 15. $9.50-$85. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.

The "I Hate Valentine's Day" Show: Lesbian playwright Terry Baum and feminist comedian Carolyn Myers are the Crackpot Crones. They provide "a public service for the romantically challenged." Wed., Feb. 15, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 19, 5 p.m. $20. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.

Jesus in India: A biblical prequel. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 26. $20-$55. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822.

Kipling Hotel: Don Reed's solo show. Saturdays, Sundays. Through March 25. $20-$50. The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-704-8291.

Little Brother: An adaption of the novel by Cory Doctorow. Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Through Feb. 25. $25-$32. Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough (at Bush), San Francisco.

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

Not Getting Any Younger: Solo performance by Marga Gomez. Fridays, Saturdays. Through Feb. 25. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Olivia's Kitchen: An adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Fridays-Sundays. Through Feb. 19. $21-$40. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

Previously Secret Information: In the words of the organizers: "Great stories, told well, with just the right amount of lies." We'll add: "Told by comedians, a lot of the time." Third Sunday of every month, 7 p.m. $10. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.), San Francisco.

The Real Americans: Dan Hoyle's one-man show. Fridays-Sundays. Through March 18. $25-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Scorched: Family drama involving Middle Eastern sojourn to find a lost brother and father. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through March 11. $9.50-$85. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.

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. 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.

Tontlawald: A multidisciplinary retelling of an ancient Estonian tale. Thursdays-Sundays. Through March 11. $10-$50. www.cuttingball.com. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

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

True West: First in a series of repertory plays by Sam Shepard. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through April 7. $15-$35. Boxcar Theatre Studios, 125A Hyde (at Golden Gate), San Francisco.

Vice Palace: A musical originally written and performed by San Francisco's Cockettes. Fridays, Saturdays. Through March 3. $30-$35. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202.

Vigilance: Three people band together to protect the neighborhood from a newcomer intent on dismantling the area. Through Feb. 25. $20-$35. The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Post), 989-0023.

Waiting for Godot: An interpretation of the Samuel Beckett play. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Feb. 18. $20-$38. www.tidestheatre.org. Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa (at Harrison), 558-1749.

Waiting Period: Solo performance about depression by actor, playwright, author, and talk show host Brian Copeland. Fridays, Saturdays. Through March 24. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Your F!#&ed Up Relationship: Improv troupe does show based on audience members' real relationship scenarios. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. free. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Geary).

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