The world's quickest theater festival (where a pack of artists creates 14 new short plays in 48 hours) rides again. Each 14/48 is equal parts good, bad, and marvelously awful. This year's list of artists is a who's who of the Seattle fringe scene: playwrights such as Elizabeth Heffron (Mitzi's Abortion) and Scot Augustson (master of loopy, perverse comedies), actors Charles Smith (of Greek Active fame) and Ray Tagavilla (criminally underutilized), directors Gillian Jorgensen (artistic director emeritus of Annex Theatre) and Brian Faker (actor, director, and all-around old salt). Bring a flask. (Center House Theater, Seattle Center, 800-838-3006. 8 and 10:30 pm, $15. Through July 27.)