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Wednesday, Jul 25 2012

After Juliet: This play explores what happened after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Aug. 4. $15. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.

Arctic Hysteria: A musical, bilingual (German/English) play with sound and video installation, presented by SNAP and Kinderdeutsch Projekts. Starting July 26. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Aug. 4. $10-$25. Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth St. (at Howard), 255-0440.

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.

Beyond Therapy: This comedy focuses on two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Sept. 9. $15-$30. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.

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.

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.

Button Wagon: Follow the adventures of a button-addicted contortionist and her counterpart, a master of balance and object illusion. July 27-29. $7-$20. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (at Capp), 863-7576.

Ceremony: A solo performance by Vincent Chandler inspired by the prevalence of suicide and attempted suicide by young adults. July 27-29, 7:30 & 9 p.m. $15. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060.

Dis/connected: What does "communication" mean when you're growing up in this highly technological age? Thursdays-Sundays. Through July 29. $10-$15. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.

Duck Lake: A ballet-horrror-comedy featuring blood thirsty ducks. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through July 28. $20-$25. The Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233.

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.

Enron: Open Tab Productions' absurdist take on the Enron scandal, using puppets. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Aug. 17. $25. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

Folding into a Tempest: International performance/sculptural artist, Sha Sha Higby. Through July 28. $12-$25. Theatre of Yugen, 2840 Mariposa (at Alabama), 621-7978.

Her Rebel Highness: A musical revue. Sundays, 5 p.m. Through Aug. 12. $25-$75. Harlot, 46 Minna (at First St.), 777-1077.

MARAT/SADE: A Thrillpeddlers' production of the Tony Award-winning theatrical classic by Peter Weiss. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through July 29. $20-$39. Brava! for Women in the Arts, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657.

The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's play with a Wall Street twist. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Aug. 5. $25-$32. Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough (at Bush).

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.

My Fair Lady: The classic musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Sept. 15. $40-$50. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.

"Naked" Theatresports: Two fully clothed teams of improvisers compete for points and the crowds approval. Fridays, 8 p.m. Through July 27. $20. Bayfront Theater, 16 Marina (at Laguna), 474-6776.

Party of 2: The Mating Musical: Can love survive living together? Fridays. Through Aug. 31. $27-$29. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.

Peter Pan: Based on J.M. Barrie's most famous story. July 25-28. $10-$15. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.

Project: Lohan: A multimedia show about the troubled starlet and the media frenzy surrounding her. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Aug. 19. $25-$30. The Costume Shop, 1117 Market (at Seventh St.).

The Queen's Gambit: A feminine perspective on the professional chess world. July 27-28. $10-$20. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.

Salomania: A play about the infamous dancer Maud Allen. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through July 29. Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-843-4822.

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.

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

Sweeney Todd: With murder, mayhem, and meat pies, this musical tells the tale of Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' banishment on false charges. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Aug. 11. $25-$36. Eureka Theatre Company, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469.

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

Vital Signs: The Pulse of an American Nurse: Solo performance by Alison Whittaker about working in the health care industry. Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. Through Aug. 25. $18-$53. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Waiting ...: A play about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Aug. 5. $25-$75. Larkspur Hotel, 524 Sutter St., 421-2865.

Waiting Period: Solo performance about depression by actor, playwright, author, and talk show host Brian Copeland. Fridays, Saturdays. Through Aug. 4. $20-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

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