Stories, puppets -- Transformations Theatre Troupe of Boston (above), a new group of young women recently graduated from Boston University, will present an original musical play, Pearls From Salt, at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. The piece, for older children and adults, tells complex folk tales about the lives of young girls, using masks and puppets. Pearls From Salt will be presented on the Root Family Stage at Will's Place (at the Olney Theatre Center) at 6 p.m. today, Thursday and Aug. 18; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow and Aug. 19; and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 20. Admission is free. 301-924-3400, or www.olneytheatre.org.