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

“Dr. Faustus.” World premiere of David Mamet’s new play. 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Through April 18. At Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center, S.F. $42-$53. (415) 441-8822.

“Fall Down Get Up.” Naomi Newman’s one-woman show, directed by Ben Yalom of FoolsFURY. March 3 through 21 at Traveling Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida St., S.F.; March 25 through 28 at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. $18-$28. (415) 285-8080.

“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.

sunday | 29

“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.

monday | 1

“Basha Rubenchek from Minsk, Comrade of Petaluma.” Staged reading of an original play by Mae Ziglin Meidav, directed by Robert Hamm. Sponsor: Brookside Repertory Theatre. At The Playhouse, 536 Sutter St., S.F. 7:30 p.m. (510) 287-5997.

thursday | 4

“The Whole Megilla, Abridged.” Jeff Raz performs. Part of the Edgewise solo artist series. At Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. 8 p.m. $20-$24. (415) 292-1200.

saturday | 6

“Rebel Without a Pause.” New Yorker Reno performs a monologue developed following the events of 9/11. At Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 8 p.m. $22-$27. (415) 444-8000.

“esther 5764.” Amy Tobin and her band perform a new version of her Purim rock opera. Presented by The Hub. At Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. 8 p.m. $15-$18. (415) 292-1200.

sunday | 7

“Neighbors Meeting.” Jewish actor Pablo Ariel and Arab musician Nassim Dakwar, two friends and neighbors from the Galilee, meet and have a dialogue through music and theater. Reception follows performance. Sponsor: Israel Center of the S.F.-based federation. At The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F. 8 p.m. $10. (415) 512-6424.