“Friends.” Comedy by Peter Levy examines the relationship between a widow and a homeless man. Through Dec. 6. At Phoenix Arts Association Theatre, 414 Mason St., Suite 601, S.F. $15-$20. (415) 989-0023.

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo.” In a vignette of Atlanta’s Jewish society in 1939, Boo Levy seeks an acceptable beau to take her daughter to the ball. Through Nov. 9. At Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette. $12-$22. (925) 283-1557.

“Lucky Dog Theatre.” Featuring Joya Cory and music by Yehudit. Nov. 7 and 14 at Blue Bear Performance Hall, Building D, Fort Mason Center, S.F. 8 p.m. $12. (415) 564-4115.

“The Pavilion.” Craig Wright’s play on a 20-year high school reunion stars Joan Mankin. Through Dec. 7. At Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. (415) 388-5208.

“ReOrient 2003: Festival of Short Plays Exploring the Middle East.” Golden Thread Productions. Through Nov. 23. At New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom St., S.F. (510) 986-9194.

“Windows & Mirrors: Stories by Paley, Malamud and Biller.” Through Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. $18-$30. (415) 285-8080.