Arts Listings

Stage-San Francisco Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 10:25:00 AM


"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.



"Skin Tight," through Aug. 28, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Rapid Descent Physical Performance Company presents their debut production of a New Zealand play, featuring three performers, two actor/dancers, and a trumpeter. $20-$35.  

1310 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 626-2060,



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

"Agnes the Barbarian," by Jason Harding, 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,



"Fauxgirls," Every third Saturday, 10 p.m. Drag cabaret revue features San Francisco's finest female impersonators. Free. (415) 695-1239, 

1351 Polk St., San Francisco. (415) 885-4535, www.denkitiger. com/.< 



"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. $20-$50.  

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



"City Solo," through Aug. 22, Sunday, 7 p.m. Aug. 15 show features "Soft Tissue: Secret Agent Bucket,'' by Coke Nakamoto, "Earthquake'' by Jawad Ali, "Love, Humiliation, and Karaoke,'' by Enzo Lombard, and "Lady Parts,'' by Martha Rynberg.  

Aug. 22 show features "The Girl From California,'' by Michael McCarrin, "Earthquake,'' by Jawad Ali, "Theme Park,'' by David Jacobson, and "Fortunate Daughter,'' by Thao P. Nguyen. $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.< 



"This World is Good," by J.C. Lee, through Aug. 28, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Sleepwalkers Theatre presents part one of their three-part apocalypse series. $18-$24.  

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



"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.  

"Disoriented," Aug. 19, 8 p.m. Three women-- one Iranian, one Vietnamese, and one Japanese-- aim to dis-orient themselves from external stereotypes and internal expectations. $20.  

533 Sutter Street, San Francisco. < 



OPENING -- "Sex Tapes for Seniors," by Mario Cossa, through Aug. 22, August and September: Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m. A group of retirees produces educational sex videos for seniors despite protests from their families and the community.  

2961 16th St., San Francisco.<