Berkeley High School Drama Department presents “Guys and Dolls,” music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, directed by Jordan Winer. The musical is based on short stories by Damon Runyon, of gamblers and chorus girls who lived on the fringes of the criminal world in the Broadway district of New York City. May 9 and 10 at
8 p.m. at the Florence Sch-
wimley Little Theater on Allston Way between Milvia and MLK Jr. Way. Tickets are $7, $5 with student i.d. and are on sale at the box office 1/2 hr. before performance time.
Youth Musical Theater Commons presents “Les Miserables,” performed by students of King, Longfellow, Willard, BHS, and Albany High. This school edition is shorter than the Broadway version, but not short on talent. May 9, 10 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Sun. May 18 at 3 p.m. Longfellow Auditorium, 1500 Derby St. Tickets at the door, $5-$8. 848-1797. http://busduse.org/lesmiz
Sia Amma in What Mama Said About Down There, a new performance of monologues inspired through gossip, interviews, and conversations with women from all walks of life, May 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $12 in ad-
vance, $15 at the door. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
La Casa Azul, a work based on the life of Frida Kahlo with author/actress Sophie Faucher; Robert Lepage, director, May 8 - 10 at 8 p.m., May 10 at 2 p.m. and May 11 at 3 p.m. at Zellerbach Playhouse. Tickets are $36-$52. 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
1 Foot 2 Players presents “The Maids,” by Jean Genet. Maids play a nightly game masquerading as their mistress, until the game unravels with devastating consequences. May 2-18, Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 7 pm, with one extra late show Sat. May 3 at 11 p.m., at Ann Davlin Dance Studio, 2311 Stuart St., between Telegraph and Ellsworth. $10 general, $8 seniors, students. 644-1889.
Aurora Theater Company
“Partition,” written by Ira Hauptman, directed by Barbara Oliver. April 17- May 18. Wed. - Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. $32-$34. 2081 Addison St. 843-4822. www.auroratheater.org
Berkeley Repertory Theater
Written and performed by Sarah Jones, directed by Tony Taccone. April 18 - May 18. Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. 647-2949, (888) 4BRTTIX.
Shotgun Theater Lab
“Fig Leaf: Tales of Truth and Transgressions,” a glimpse of truth and transgressions.
May 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. at La Val's Subterranean
1834 Euclid. $10, no reservations.www.shotgunplayers.org
Virginia Woolf's “Night and Day,” a world premiere stage adaptation and direction by Tom Clyde. May 9 - June 8, Thurs - Sat, 8 p.m. $20. Sun, 7 p.m. Pay what you can. 1901 Ashby Ave. 883-0305. www.transparenttheater.org
“Vampires,” by Harry Kondoleon, directed by Joanie McBrien, April 12 - May 17, Thursday through Sunday, at 8 p.m. La Val’s Subterranean, 1834 Euclid. www.shotgunplayers.com