Class act: Bertolt Brecht has a built-in audience at the university level—the renowned German playwright always has something fascinating to say about leftist politics (avowed Marxist that he was), religion, commerce and criminal justice, and college kids eat that stuff up. Maybe SDSU's School of Theatre, Television and Film feels the same way, because its current The Good Person of Szechwan puts a pretty nice fine point on all those topics. Director Don Larlham knows a thing or two about Brechtian oratory, and Annie Pritchard is on the money as Shen Te, a hooker who assumes a capitalist entrepreneur's identity in her quest for the nature of good. The show runs through May 3 at the Don Powell Theatre on campus. $15-$18. 619-594-6884, www.theatre.sdsu.edu.
* The Cripple of Inishmaan: An outcast gets his chance at fame as a Hollywood film crew sets up shop in an impoverished Irish community. Produced by Ion Theatre Company, it opens April 25 at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, Downtown. $20-$30. 619-544-1000, www.iontheatre.com.
* Mauritius: A sale of rare stamps becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sellers' world, willing to do anything to claim the find as their own. Through May 10 at Cygnet Theatre's Rolando venue, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. in the College Area. $22-$48. 619-337-1525, www.cygnettheatre.com.
* The Good, the Bad and the Udderly Ridiculous: The Hooter County Fair turns into a battleground and site of a hunt for a sack of gold. Produced by Mystery Café Dinner Theatre, it's ongoing at The Imperial House restaurant, 505 Kalmia St. in Bankers Hill. $59.50. 619-544-1500, www.mysterycafe.net.
* The Hit: It's anything but business as usual as an unlikely hit-man seriously screws up an assignment. This revival produced by Lamb's Players Theatre, is ongoing at The Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., Downtown. $26-$48. 619-437-0660, www.lambsplayers.org.
Zanna, Don't—A Musical Fairy Tale: Matchmaker Zanna finds fertile ground at an all-gay high school. Produced by Ariel Productions, it runs through May 10 at Roosevelt Theatre, 3366 Park Ave. in Balboa Park. $25-$28. 619-692-1875, www.zannasd.com.