“Dr. Faustus.” World premiere of David Mamet’s new play. Feb. 24 through April 4. At Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center, S.F. (415) 441-8822.

“The Bright River.” One-man show with Tim Barsky and a live band, blending hip-hop, theater and Jewish folklore. Feb. 26 through March 20. At Transparent Theater, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. $12-$25. (510) 644-2204.

“Talking with Angels.” Text taken from diaries of four young Hungarians during the final months of World War II. One-woman performance with Shelley Mitchell. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 6. At The Actors Center of San Francisco, 3012 16th St., S.F. $17-$25. (415) 389-8975.

“Times Like These.” Traveling Jewish Theatre presents Laurie O’Brien and Norbert Weisser as a Jewish woman and her actor-husband resisting the rise of Nazism. Through Feb. 22 at Traveling Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida St., S.F.; Feb. 26 through 29 at Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. $18-$30. (415) 285-8080.

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“Flowers Aren’t Enough.” Naomi Ackerman’s one-woman show about a young woman from an upper-middle-class Israeli family who finds herself in an abusive relationship. Sponsor: Shalom Bayit. At Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. 7 p.m. $18-$54. Luncheon with Ackerman at 12 p.m. Feb. 29 at Ristorante Raphael, 2132 Center St., Berkeley. $50. Reservations: (510) 451-8874.

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“Dragons Never Laugh” and “Animal Dreams.” Jennifer Levine’s puppet show, featuring the character Princess Moxie. At Epic Arts, 1923 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. 2 and 4 p.m. $4-$6. Reservations: (510) 644-2204.