When: Wednesday through Sept. 16
Tickets: $10 most shows; passes are $45 for five shows and $75 for 10
Contact: (415) 673-3847, www.sffringe.org
Best of The Verve Show
Malcolm Grissom, Nicole Turley, Brian King and Phil Johnson’s presentation — taken from their weekly podcast series “The Verve Show” — mixes insights from a sarcastic doctor, a comical songsmith, a sweet and spicy maiden, and a quirky straightman.
[9 p.m. Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 10:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Exit Theatre]
Calling America: Don’t Hang Up!!
The show, presented by Delusional Diva Productions, attempts to answer the question: “What happens when a pot-smoking Jewish lesbian punk-rocker clown from New York goes to work for one of the most conservative think tanks in the nation?”
[7 p.m. Wednesday, 10 p.m. Sept. 7, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Exit Theatre]
Animal Cracker Conspiracy’s contemporary, adult puppet theater hybrid piece tells the story of a lowly debt collector who travels through the urban landscape undergoing a transformation as the boundaries between object and self collide.
[9 p.m. Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 10:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Exit on Taylor]
You Killed Hamlet
Subtitled “Guilty Creatures Sitting At a Play,” Naked Empire Bouffon Company’s production satirizes humans’ fear of death in a show in which grotesque, prophetic pranksters mock humans’ relationship with death and its most famous messenger, Hamlet.
[10:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Exit Theatre]