about not talking. Six people are on a
weeklong silent retreat in the woods in
search of enlightenment. But, guided by
the disembodied voice of an increasingly
unhinged guru, they struggle to ;nd inner
peace. See website for times and prices.
Round House Theatre, Bethesda. 240-
Aug. 31-Sept. 2
THE 6TH GREAT GILBERT & SULLIVAN SING-OUT. The Victorian Lyric Opera Company
celebrates its 40th anniversary with an
opportunity for its Gilbert & Sullivan fans
to experience and sing the complete
musical scores of all 13 intact operettas.
See the website for details. $28; $24
seniors; $20 students. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Theatre, Rockville. 240-314-8690, vloc.org.
Aug. 31-Oct. 7
SOUTH PACIFIC. Rodgers and
Hammerstein’s 1950 Pulitzer Prize-winning
musical was ahead of its time with its
un;inching look at racism and prejudice.
The show still resonates today. See
website for details. Olney Theatre Center,
Olney. 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.org.
Sept. 14-Oct. 6
EMILIE, LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET,
DEFENDS HER LIFE TONIGHT. The 2009
play explores the life of one of history’s
most intriguing women, best known for
her 15-year liaison with Voltaire but also
a leading interpreter of modern physics in
Europe during the Age of Enlightenment.
See website for details. Silver Spring
Stage, Silver Spring. 301-593-6036,
Sept. 26-Oct. 28
LABOUR OF LOVE. A hit in London’s West
End, the witty comedy by James Graham,
one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights,
chronicles the ups and downs of left-of-center politics over the past 25 years, and
offers possible insights into America’s
politics. See website for details. Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, Olney Theatre
Center, Olney. 301-924-3400, olneytheatre.
Sept. 28-Oct. 7
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Rockville Little
Theatre offers an adaptation of the 1955
play that won a Tony Award for best play
and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Wendy
Kesselman’s 1997 version is considered
by some to be more realistic than the
original. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2
p.m. Sundays. $20-$22. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Theatre, Rockville. 240-314-8690,
Oct. 10-Nov. 4
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. Paula Vogel’s
chronicle of one woman’s journey to break
the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse
won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
See website for times and prices. Round
House Theatre, Bethesda. 240-644-1100,
A SHAYNA MAIDEL. Peace Mountain
Theatre Company starts its season with
a 1985 play about two sisters, one a
concentration camp survivor, the other
brought up in America, who meet after 20
years apart. The play’s name in Yiddish
means “a pretty girl.” 8 p.m. Thursdays
and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. See
website for ticket prices. Congregation Har
Shalom, Potomac. peacemountaintheatre.
Oct. 26-Nov. 11
BRIGADOON. Lerner and Loewe’s magical
tale about the power of love comes to
life with the Rockville Musical Theatre
company. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays;
2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11. $23-$25. F. Scott
Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville. 240-314-
Oct. 26-Nov. 17
THE CRUCIBLE. Arthur Miller’s gripping look
at the Puritan purge of witchcraft in Salem,
Massachusetts—winner of the 1953
Tony Award for best play—is also a timely
parable of contemporary society. See
website for details. Silver Spring Stage,
Silver Spring. 301-593-6036, ssstage.org.
Oct. 26-Nov. 17
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER
OF FLEET STREET. Kensington Arts
Theatre tackles one of the most over-the-top musical hits of Broadway. Stephen
Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for
Artwork will be for sale in the
Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo
from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3.
the dark comedy about a vengeful barber
who turns people into meat pies. 7: 30
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1: 30 p.m.
Nov. 4 and 11. $19-$27. Kensington
Town Hall, Kensington. 240-621-0528,
Through January 2020
LOUISE BOURGEOIS: TO UNRAVEL A
TORMENT. Body parts, spiders and
fractured families are repeated themes in
the 30 pieces in this exhibit, which spans
;ve decades of the noted French-American
feminist’s work. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free. Glenstone, Potomac. Call
to schedule visit. Note that the museum
will close temporarily in September for
preparations to debut a new museum
building on Oct. 4. 301-983-5001,
Aug. 31-Sept. 3
LABOR DAY ART SHOW. More than 200
artists will have paintings, ceramics, glass,
textiles, photography and other media for
sale during the 48th annual show. 7: 30-9
p.m. Aug. 31; noon- 6 p.m. Sept. 1-3. Free.
Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, Glen
Echo. 301-634-2222, glenechopark.org.
PAINT THE TOWN. The annual show
features works in various media by
members of the Montgomery Art
Association. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday; 11
a.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday; 9: 30 a.m.-5: 30 p.m.
Monday. Reception 6-8 p.m. Saturday.
Free. Kensington Town Hall, Kensington.
THE TRAWICK PRIZE: BETHESDA
CONTEMPORARY ART AWARDS. The show
features artwork by the eight ;nalists for
the Trawick Prize, which awards $10,000 PH