On stage


Philosopher, reanimated

In “When Nietzsche Wept,” Irvin Yalom uncovered the crippling inadequacies of Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher par excellence of grandeur and power. Yalom invented a fictional relationship, set in the streets, coffeehouses and cemeteries of 19th century Vienna, between Nietzsche and Josef Breuer, Freud’s mentor. When these two great thinkers meet in Yalom’s 1992 novel, they produce dialogue both profound and touching. The theater group FoolsFURY will bring this dialogue to life onstage, followed by a conversation with KQED’s Michael Krasny, Yalom and the directors.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. $12-$18. Advance tickets required. www.kolshofar.org.


“The Whole Megillah: Uncut 2.” Purim comedy sketch with Killing My Lobster, directed by Dan Wolf. At the Jewish Theatre, San Francisco, 470 Florida St., S.F. 8p.m. Also March 10 at 7 and 10 p.m. $10-$20. www.jccsf.org.


“What If?” Jewish Circle Productions presents children’s play with a touch of Hebrew about a fantastic journey. At Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. $15-$17. www.jewishcircleproductions.com.


“Becoming Grace.” Solo performance by Naomi Newman, portraying the life of writer Grace Paley. At the Jewish Theatre, San Francisco, 470 Florida St., S.F. 8 p.m. $10-$25. Through March 25, times vary. www.tjt-sf.org. (See story, 15)