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Gotta Go to the Source

The Source Theater Festival opens



    Gotta Go to the Source
    Jeremy Haik's video installations are just part of the creepily creative insanity at the Source.

    Source Festival kicks off this Saturday, with a series of atypical theatrical events that include 10-minute plays, mashups, and Project 24/7, when performers collaborate with writers and choreographers to develop short pieces written, rehearsed and performed in one day.

    Saturday's opening night includes an 8 p.m. reception and performances of "Steve" (a 10-minute play), "Listening" (a mashup created by video/sound artist Jeremy Haik, among others), and the one-act play "Beautiful American Soldier." Tickets for opening night are $125; the price helps defray the cost of running the festival. Call 202-315-1330 to purchase.

    Opening night not quite your price point? Events run through July 12 at the Source Theater (1835 14th St. NW), and all other performances are just $18 each.

    The fest's first week focuses on 10-minute plays, while the second is dedicated to mash-ups (described as artists set up on blind dates). The third and final week includes readings of full-length plays and one-act performances. Project 24/7 is July 29, with performances at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

    See the full schedule here.