The Washington Post
‘The Invisible Hand’ at Olney
A terrific political thriller about a topic you’d expect to see more often onstage: money. Capital is where the action is; it’s why an investment banker named Nick has been captured in Pakistan. He’ll be freed when he raises $10 million; that’s the taut setup of Ayad Akhtar’s intelligent fourcharacter jail-cell drama, which couldn’t be acted much better in Michael Bloom’s staging in the Olney Theatre Center’s intimate black-box space. Through June 10 at the Olney Theatre Center. $49-$74. — N.P.