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• A monologue inspired by the true story of an American peace activist who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza. Showtimes vary. Through July 29. Contemporary American Theater Festival, Studio Theater, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $26-$36. Festival packages available. 800/999-2283.

1001

• This take on the classic “1001 Nights” investigates the human condition like a freely associative time machine. Showtimes vary. Through July 29. Contemporary American Theater Festival, Frank Center Theater, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $26-$36. Festival packages available. 800/999-2283.

The Phantom of the Opera

• Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about a mysterious man who lives under the Paris Opera House and his obsession with a chorus girl named Christine Daae. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Through Aug. 12. Kennedy Center Opera House, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $36-$94. 202/467-4600.

The Pursuit of Happiness

• A middle-class family in Maine mounts a quest for wealth, joy and intellectual challenge. Showtimes vary. Through July 29. Contemporary American Theater Festival, Frank Center Theater, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $26-$36. Festival packages available. 800/999-2283.

Pygmalion

• A British linguistics expert meets his match when he transforms a cockney girl into a refined young lady. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 6. Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. $20. 301/816-1023.

Reefer Madness: The Musical

•The classic parody of the 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film of the same name. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 5. Studio Theatre 2ndStage. 1501 14th St. NW. $35. 202/332-3300.

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

• The biographical tale of a tone-deaf socialite who finances her own private operas. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Through July 29. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW. $39-$42. 202/332-3300.

Shear Madness

• The long-running whodunit comedy continues indefinitely. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday, 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Kennedy Center Theater Lab, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. $34. 202/467-4600.

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