THURSDAY, OCT. 2
¥ A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee's drawing room comedy, presented by the Artists Repertory Theatre at the Reiersgaard Theatre, 1516 SW Alder, Portland. Through Nov. 9. (503) 241-1278.
¥ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical, presented by the Downey Civic Light Opera Association at the Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd., Downey. Through Oct. 19. (562) 923-1714.
¥ Milk of Amnesia, Carmelita Tropicana's one-woman show about her Cuban background, at Highways, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Through Sun. (213) 660-8587.
¥ The Night of Cuauhtemoc, Ruben Amavizca's historical drama about the last Aztec ruler, presented by Grupo de Teatro Sinergia at the Unity Arts Center's Frida Kahlo Theatre, 2234 W. Fourth St., Los Angeles. Through Nov. 23. (213) 383-8133.
¥ The Servant of Two Masters, Sylvie Drake's translation of Carlo Goldoni's comedy, presented by the Denver Center Theatre Company at the Ricketson Theatre, Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, 1050 13th St., Denver. Through Nov. 15. (303) 893-4100.
FRIDAY, OCT. 3
¥ Blithe Spirit, the Noel Coward comedy, presented by the Nepotistic Theatre Ensemble at the Rainbow Playhouse, on the campus of Wilson High School, 4400 E. 10th St., Long Beach. Through Oct. 25. (310) 217-7688.
¥ Digitally Yours, an evening of comedy sketches about the age of technology, presented by Theatre Rhinoceros and Sarah Heartburn Productions at Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St., San Francisco. Through Oct. 19. (415) 861-5079.
¥ Exit the Dragon, a look at the stereotypes, insecurities, and viewpoints facing young Asian-American men, presented by the Northwest Asian American Theatre and Imerg, Inc. in association with Larry Tazuma Productions at the Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., Seattle. Through Nov. 2. (206) 340-1049.
¥ Girl's Night Out, Lynn Henderson's play about an evening at a karaoke club, presented by Bratty Girl Productions at the Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. Through Nov. 9. (818) 753-0763.
¥ Hedda Gabler, Casey Biggs and Jeannine Welles' new adaptation of the Ibsen classic, at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6543 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Through Nov. 22. (888) 566-8499.
¥ Just Wild About Harry, Henry Miller's comedic tragedy, presented by Grand Central Theatre and Del-I-Knight Productions at the Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., San Francisco. Through Oct. 25. (415) 835-4728.
¥ Morphic Resonance, a remounting of Katherine Burger's comedy, presented by the Eclectic Theatre Company at the Matrix Theatre, 7656 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Through Nov. 9. (213) 658-4030.
¥ New Wave 1-Act Festival, an evening of one-acts, presented by Beyond the Proscenium Productions at Luna's Cafe, 1414 16th St., Sacramento. Through Oct. 25. (916) 922-9774.
¥ Run for Your Wife, Ray Cooney's farce, at the Granada Theatre, 18167 Chatsworth, Granada Hills. Through Nov. 23. (818) 363-6887.
¥ Surf and Soap: Two Romantic Comedies, an evening of two one-acts, at the Colony Studio Theatre, 1944 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles. Through Nov. 8. (213) 665-3011.
¥ The Tempest, Shakespeare's last play, presented by the Theatre Artists Group at the Hatlen Theatre, Snidecor Hall Complex, on the campus of UC Santa Barbara, Goleta. Through Oct. 12. (805) 893-3535.
¥ Women Speak; If You Get to Know Me, Christine Scowley's play, presented by Westend Entertainment Group at the McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood. Through Nov. 8. (213) 464-9784.
SATURDAY, OCT. 4
¥ Cave of My Heart, E. Bonnie Lewis' comedy about a 45-year-old woman, presented by Slightly Askew Players at the Center Stage Theatre, 751 State St., Paseo Nuevo Mall Arts Complex, Santa Barbara. Through Oct. 18. (805) 963-0408.
¥ Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, a musical version of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel with book by Lee Thuna, music by Norm Sachs, lyrics by Mel Mandel, and starring Dale Kristien, presented by Musical Theatre West at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, La Mirada Blvd. and Rosecrans., La Mirada. Through Oct. 19. (714) 521-4849.
¥ The House of Bernarda Alba, a staged reading of Federico Garcia Lorca's play, presented by the Towne Street Theatre at the Pasadena Arts Space, 155 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Sat. only. (213) 624-4796.
¥ Mirage ˆ Trois, Annie Reiner's dramatic comedy about a playwright whose characters take over his life, at the Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. Through Dec. 31. (310) 394-9779, ext. 1.
¥ The Puccini Project, Howard Burman's play inspired by the life of the famous opera composer, presented by the California Repertory Company at the Studio Theatre, Theatre Arts Bldg., on the campus of Cal State Long Beach, Seventh and West Campus Dr., Long Beach. Through Oct. 25. (310) 985-7000.
¥ The Yeoman of the Guard, Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, presented by the Lamplighters Music Theatre at the Lindland Theatre, Archbishop Riordan High School, 175 Phelan, San Francisco. Through Oct. 26. (415) 392-4400.
SUNDAY, OCT. 5
¥ Demonology, Kelly Stuart's comedy about an office temp and the baby food company she works for, presented by the Sledgehammer Theatre at St. Cecilia's, 1620 Sixth Ave., San Diego. Through Oct. 26. (619) 544-1484.
¥ The Five Senses, a children's show, presented by Blue Palm at the Norris Theatre for the Performing Arts, 27570 Crossfield Dr., Rolling Hills Estates. Sun. only. (310) 544-0403.
¥ Nijinsky Speaks, Leonard Crofoot's one-man show on the legendary dancer, at Glaxa Studios, 3707 Sunset Blvd., Silverlake. Through Oct. 16. (213) 673-3647.
¥ Once Upon a Family, J.D. Ferrantino and Sonia Darmei Lopes' drama about an Italian-American family, presented by Theatre of Hope for Abused Women at the Bitter Truth Theatre, 11050 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hollywood. Through Oct. 26. (818) 766-9702.
¥ The Poe Show, Thomas Jackson's adaptation of works by Edgar Allan Poe in a live radio format, presented by the Underground Freeway Company at the Wooden-O Theatre, 2207 Federal Ave., Los Angeles. Through Oct. 31. (310) 398-9420.
MONDAY, OCT. 6
¥ Fur, Miigdalia Cruz's play about an animal love triangle, presented by Campo Santa at the Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St., San Francisco. Through Oct. 27. (415) 626-3311.
¥ Smooth Down There, an evening of sketch comedy, at Theatre/Theater, 1713 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. Through Oct. 27. (213) 769-5114.
TUESDAY, OCT. 7
¥ True West, Sam Shepard's play, at the Magic Theatre, Southside, Bldg. D., Third Floor, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Through Nov. 2. (415) 441-8822.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8
¥ Blood Moon, a staged reading of Nicholas Kazan's thriller, presented by the Craft Group at the Bitter Truth Theatre, 11050 Magnolia Blvd., N. Hollywood. Through Oct. 29. (213) 851-0777.
¥ Old Wicked Songs, Jon Marans' play about an artistically blocked piano prodigy who travels to Vienna to work with a distinguished voice teacher, at the Geffen Theatre, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. Through Nov. 2. (310) 208-5454.
¥ The Shaughraun, Dion Boucicault's Irish adventure, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. Through Nov. 1. (206