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Salty Towers at Exit Theatre

Poseidon and the bungling crustaceans on his payroll are the lead players in Thunderbird Theatre's latest original comedy, playing at the Exit this month. Somewhat less god-like than all those other Greek gods (the ones with thunderbolts and spears and wine), Poseidon makes a desperate bid for respect by jockeying to host the first-ever Olympic Games at his two-star hotel at the bottom of the ocean. 

With guest appearances by Medusa (Poseidon’s shrewish wife) and Athena (calculating and driven, even under water), Salty Towers is a tale of gods behaving just as badly as everyone else. Toy fish and Bobby McFerrin provide music for the mayhem - mayhem reminiscent of what might happen if the Little Mermaid was stranded in the Pantheon with a whisky-laced triple cappuccino. 

Through July 23. EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street. Tickets are $15-25 at (415) 289-6766 or thunderbirdtheatre.com.