The Invisible Hand


From 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. In an ingenious twist on the Stockholm Syndrome, the American captive offers to earn his own ransom by investing a multi-million dollar portfolio on behalf of his Islamic captors. Assisted by hs guard Bashir, he begins to harness the power of free markets to accumulate a fortune on behalf of the group's leader, Imam Saleem. In the midst of violence, corruption and inequality, Bashir proves to be not just a sharp critic of Western materialism but also an apt pupil of Nick's trading strategies. Featuring Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Ahmad Kamal and Thomas Keegan.

Presented by Olney Theatre Center

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$59 - $74

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Box Office Phone: 301-924-3400

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 05/09/2018 - 06/10/2018
Sunday 1:45pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 1:45pm7:45pm-
Thursday 7:45pm--
Friday 7:45pm--
Saturday 1:45pm7:45pm-
Important Dates

Dark Days

  • 05/12/2018 - 1:45pm
  • 05/23/2018 - 1:45pm
  • 06/06/2018 - 1:45pm
Performer Role
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh Bashir
Mueen Jahan Iman Saleem
Ahmad Kamal Dar
Thomas Keegan Nick Bright
Production Personnel
Ayad Akhtar
Michael Bloom
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Luciana Stecconi
Sound Designer
Roc Lee
Lighting Designer
Jess Belsky
Dialect Coach: Zach Campion


Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832
About the Venue:
Olney Theatre Center is a 80-year-old professional, award-winning, nonprofit Equity theater whose mission is to inspire and nurture artists, students, technicians, administrators, and its audience members through its diverse array of theatrical and musical productions year-round.


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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