engineer who built Bell’s ;rst telephone;
the super-computer that became Jeopardy!
champ; and a techno-dweeb looking for
love. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $22-
$25. Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring.
Through May 6
“MASTER HAROLD”… AND THE BOYS.
South African playwright Athol Fugard’s
scorching indictment of the apartheid
system, which debuted on Broadway
in 1982, is being revived around the
country as conversations about racism
have dominated national politics. See
website for times. $36-$65. Round House
Theatre, Bethesda. 240-644-1100,
Through May 6
RADIUM GIRLS. Rockville Little Theatre
performs a play inspired by a true story
about female factory workers in the
World War I era who contracted radiation
poisoning from painting watch dials with
luminous radium-based paint. 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays.
$22; $20 seniors and students. F. Scott
Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville. 240-314-
Through May 19
DEREK JETER MAKES THE PLAY. A romantic
comedy about a couple who live by a
single philosophical question: What would
Yankees’ legend Derek Jeter do? See
website for dates and times. $25. Best
Medicine Rep, second ;oor of Lakeforest
Mall, Gaithersburg. bestmedicinerep.org.
Through May 20
THE CRUCIBLE. Olney Theatre tackles
the Arthur Miller classic 65 years after
it opened on Broadway, noting that it
“maintains its power today for masterful
language, ;awed heroes and the timeless
reminder of what can happen when truth is
bent to political convenience.” See website
for times. $49-$74. Olney Theatre Center,
Olney. 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.org.
May 9-June 10
THE INVISIBLE HAND. From Ayad Akhtar,
the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of
Disgraced, comes a thriller about Nick,
an American options trader and Citibank
executive held hostage by a fringe radical
group in Pakistan. See website for days
and prices. Olney Theatre Center, Olney.
PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT.
Kensington Arts Theatre’s musical is
based on the 1994 movie about two drag
queens and a transgender woman who
encounter a comedy of errors on their
way to perform a drag show in the remote
Australian desert. 8: 15 p.m. Fridays and
Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $17-$25.
Kensington Town Hall, Kensington. 240-
June 1-June 23
A DELICATE BALANCE. Edward Albee’s play
about the “delicate balance” in a wealthy
Connecticut couple’s uneasy marriage
won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for drama;
a 1996 version on Broadway won a Tony
for Best Revival of a Play. 8 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays; 2 p.m. June 10 and June
17. $22-$25. Silver Spring Stage, Silver
Spring. 301-593-6036, ssstage.org.