“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.

“Children of Eden.” Musical by Stephen Schwartz and John Caird based loosely on Old Testament stories. March 19 through April 18. At Willows Theatre, 1975 Diamond Blvd., Concord. $25-$35. (925) 798-1300.

“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. Through March 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 May 8. At The Actors Center of San Francisco, 3012 16th St., S.F. $17-$25. (415) 389-8975.

“Underneath the Lintel.” A librarian receives a book 113 years overdue and launches a worldwide search for the Wandering Jew. Through April 3. At EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F. $12-$18. (415) 267-4876.

sunday | 14

Zappo the Magician. Children’s program at Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 1 p.m. $6-$7. (415) 444-8000.

wednesday | 17

“Dialogue Through Culture: Neighbors Meeting.” Neighbors from the Galilee, Arab musician Wassim Bashar and Jewish actor Pablo Ariel present a dialogue through music and “object theater.” At The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F. 8 p.m. (415) 512-6424.