444 Days: Former Iranian revolutionary Laleh (Jeri Lynn Cohen, right) and American diplomat Henry (Michael Shipley) meet for the first time in 25 years – since she was part of the group that held him and 52 colleagues hostage for 444 days in the American Embassy in Tehran – as her daughter (Olivia Rosaldo-Pratt) lies in a coma. One of America’s leading companies devoted to Middle Eastern themes, Golden Thread unveils a world premiere by its founder, Torange Yeghiazarian. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Through next Sunday. $10-$35. Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F. (866) 811-4111. http://www.goldenthread.org.