Posts Tagged ‘Source’

In La Sonnambula, the Perils of Translating a Foreign-Language Opera

Few things puncture opera’s highbrow conceit better than hearing a soprano sing “It’s my way or the highway.”

Source Festival: “Rites of Passage,” Reviewed

The most successful 10-minute plays in Source Festival's showcase "Rites of Passage" can be distilled to simple dramatic conflict: Man vs. mobile phone. Man vs. mascot. Man vs. polar bear. Woman vs. quantum physics. If dramaturg Aaron Yost is asking the audience to play a little fast and loose with the understood meaning of a rite of [...]

ReSource: More on the Theater Festival

If you're anxiously anticipating Capital Fringe Festival, starting next week, quench your theater festival-urges with the Source Festival, which runs through Saturday. At Source, you’ll find a different play every night until the final day, during which time all three of the festival’s full-length plays will run consecutively.
Each of the three weeks of Source featured [...]

Direct from the Source: Theater Festival Showcases Original Plays

If you're bummed that you haven't made it to the Source Festival yet, don't be. You still have time. This week marks the last of a three-week venture by the Source Theatre Company that featured 18 10-minute plays; visual art; and "Artistic Blind Dates," in which random artists were set up together and told to [...]

Tonight in Theater: iMusical at Source

An improvisational musical is like the proverbial walking dog: The miracle isn’t that it’s done well, but that it’s done at all. With iMusical, Washington Improv Theater trots out a dog that hops, skips, and can-cans for an hour and change of consistently gleeful, new-under-the-sun musical comedy. Here’s how it works: Upon entering the theater, every [...]