“Isfahan Blues” by Torange Yeghiazarian, a Golden Thread Productions and African-American Shakespeare Company coproduction at Burial Clay Theatre in San Francisco through May 24. Pictured: Sofia Ahmad and L. Peter Callender. (Photo by Pak Han)

Onstage This Week: May 11-18

This week’s offerings range from Long Branch, N.J., to Los Angeles, from pirate ships to 1950s Iran, from royal decadence to military camaraderie.