“The Pianist of Willesden Lane.” Opening today. Mona Golabek stars as her mother who escaped Austria prior to World War II. Through Dec. 8. At Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. $29-$79. www.berkeleyrep.org. (See story, 17a)
“Zhukov Dance Theatre: Product 06.” Performance with Israeli choreographer Idan Sharabi. Also Oct. 30. At SFJazz Center, Miner Auditorium, 201 Franklin St., S.F. 8 p.m. $25-$55. www.sfjazz.org.
The all-knowing librarian
David Strathairn, Oscar-nominated for his role as Edward R. Murrow in the film “Good Night, and Good Luck,” stars in the American Conservatory Theater production of “Underneath the Lintel.” The play by Glen Berger, based on the legend of the Wandering Jew, stars Strathairn as a librarian who goes on a quest to find out who returned a book more than 100 years overdue. At American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary St., S.F. Through Nov. 17. $20-$140. www.act-sf.org
“Crones Meet Bride of Lesbostein.” Comical Halloween show of vignettes, stories and political poetry features Jewish performers Terry Baum and Carolyn Myers. Also Oct. 31. At Garage Theatre, 715 Bryant St., S.F. 8 p.m. $15-$18. www.crackpotcrones.com.
“Shir Hashirim: A Theatrical Presentation by Ofra Daniel and Lior Ben-Hur.” A modern take on the drama and desire in King Solomon’s erotic poetry. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 8 p.m. $20-$25. www.jcceastbay.org.