Arts Listings

Stage-San Francisco Through August 1

Tuesday July 20, 2010 - 06:39:00 PM


"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," through Sept. 4, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m. A wealthy Southern family deals with a shocking revelation. $26-$38.  

855 Bush St., San Francisco. (415) 345-1287, (866) 468-3399, or


BEACH BLANKET BABYLON This long-running musical follows Snow White as she sings and dances her way around the world in search of her prince. Along the way she encounters many of the personalities in today's headlines, including Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harry Potter, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Tom Cruise, Angelina, characters from Brokeback Mountain and Paris Hilton. Persons under 21 are not admitted to evening performances, but are welcome to Sunday matinees. 

"Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon," Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.  

$25-$78. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd. (formerly Green Street), San Francisco. (415) 421-4222,



"Eccentrics of San Francisco's Barbary Coast," Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Audiences gather for a 90-minute show abounding with local anecdotes and lore presented by captivating and consummate conjurers and tale-tellers. $30.  

433 Powell St., San Francisco. (877) 784-6835,



"The Clown Cabaret at the Climate," First Monday of the month, 7 and 9 p.m. Hailed as San Francisco's hottest ticket in clowning, this show blends rising stars with seasoned professionals on the Climate Theater's intimate stage. $10-$15.  

285 Ninth St., Second Floor, San Francisco.



"Piaf: Love Conquers All," through Aug. 7, Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m. Naomi Emmerson stars in this musical tribute. $25-$36.  

215 Jackson St., San Francisco. (415) 255-8207, (415) 978-2787, or< 



"Obscura -- A Magic Show," through Aug. 14, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Featuring illusionist Christian Cagigal. $15-$25.  

"San Francisco Olympians Festival," through July 31, 8 p.m. No Nude Men Productions presents staged readings of 12 new full-length plays by 14 local writers, each focusing on one of the 12 Olympian gods of ancient Greece. Plays include "Dionysus'' by Nathan Tucker (Jul. 8), "Apollo'' by Garret Groenveld (Jul. 9), "Poseidon'' by Bryce Allemann, Danca Constance and Kathy Hicks (Jul. 10), "Hermes'' by Ben Fisher (Jul. 15), "Artemis'' by M.R. Fall (Jul. 16), "Zeus'' by Helen Noakes (Jul. 17), "Demeter'' by Claire Ann Rice (Jul. 22), "Aphrodite'' by Nirmala Nataraj (Jul. 23), "Ares'' by Sean Kelly (Jul. 24), "Athena'' by Ashley Cowan (Jul. 29), "Hera'' by Stuart Bousel (Jul. 30) and "Hephaestus'' by Evelyn Jean Pine (Jul. 31). $10.  

OPENING -- "A Most Notorious Woman," by Maggie Cronin, July 23 through Aug. 14. One-woman show features Christina Augello as the Irish pirate queen Grace O'Malley. $15-$25.  

OPENING -- "Agnes the Barbarian," by Jason Harding, July 30 through Aug. 14, Thursday-Sunday, 8 p.m. Thunderbird Theatre Company presents an original play that is part homage, part lampoon of the sword and sorcery genre. $20-$25.  

156 Eddy St., San Francisco. (415) 673-3847,



CLOSING -- "Young Frankenstein," by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, through July 25, Wednesday and Sunday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family's tortured past or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather's mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga? $30-$99.  

1 Taylor St., San Francisco. (415) 512-7770,



"The Mock Cafe," Stand-up comedy performances. Saturday, 10 p.m. $7.  

"The Monday Night Marsh," An ongoing series of works-in-progress. Monday, 8 p.m. $7.  

EXTENDED -- "The Real Americans," by Dan Hoyle, through Sept. 25, Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Hoyle connects liberal city life with small-town America. $18-$50.  

1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. (415) 826-5750,



"Cowardly Things," through July 31, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Cindy Goldfield and Scrumbly Koldewyn explore and evaluate the work of Noel Coward. $20-$28.  

25 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 861-8972,



"City Solo," Aug. 1 through Aug. 22, Sunday, 7 p.m. Aug. 1 show features Mary Samson's "Bedside Drawer,'' Thao P. Nguyen "Fortunate Daughter,'' Howard Petrick's "Rambo: The Missing Years'' and Zahra Noorbahksh's "All Atheists Are Muslim.'' $15-$20.  

965 Mission St., San Francisco. < 



"What Mama Said About Down There," through Aug. 28, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. An "educational show'' for ages 18 and up. $15.  

287 Ellis St., San Francisco. (415) 928-4060.< 



CLOSING -- "How the Other Half Loves," by Alan Ayckbourn, through July 31, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Three maried couples are tangled up in love, laughter, meals and mayhem. $35.  

414 Mason St., Sixth Floor, San Francisco. (800) 838-3006,



"Hump Day Comedy," Host Rich Stimbra and a variety of stand-up comics will get you over the Wednesday work hump. BYOB for 21 and over. Wednesday, 8 p.m. $5. 

"Naked Comedy," A comedy showcase featuring some of the best comedians in San Francisco. BYOB for 21 and over. Saturdays, 9 p.m. $10. 

414 Mason St., Suite 705, San Francisco. (415) 921-2051,



"Shopping! The Musical," by Morris Bobrow, A quick-paced musical about those obsessed with buying things. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. $27-$29. 

Big City Improv, Friday, 10 p.m. $20. (510) 595-5597, 

533 Sutter St., San Francisco. (415) 433-1227, or



"Nymph O' Mania," by Morgan Ludlow, through Aug. 15, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Willy West Productions presents a modern twist on "A Midsummer Night's Dream.'' $12-$24.  

533 Sutter Street, San Francisco. < 



"Bay Area Playwrights Festival," July 23 through Aug. 1. Plays include Erin Marie Bregman's "Tva Kamila,'' Sheila Callaghan's "Port Out, Starboard Home,'' Jeanne Drennan's "Atlas of Longing,'' Elizabeth Gjelten's "Hunter's Point,'' Yussef El Guindi's "Three Wolves and a Lamb,'' Cory Hinkle's "The Killing of Michael X, A New Film by Celia Wallace,'' JC Lee's "Pookie Goes Grenading'' and Steven M. Salzman's "The Expiration Date.''  

1695 18th St., San Francisco.<