“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 Pavilion.” Craig Wright’s play on a 20-year high school reunion stars Joan Mankin and others. 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.