La Jolla Playhouse
Without Walls (WoW) Festival
October 19 – 22
La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to announce the dates and selected projects and collaborators for its 3rd Without Walls (WoW) Festival of immersive and site-based work. The festival takes place October 19 to 22 in downtown San Diego and
surrounding areas, in collaboration with Horton Plaza Park, Westfield Corporation, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego Public Library, Bread and Salt, Border X Brewing, and ArtPower. Meiyin Wang has been appointed as this year’s Festival Director.
The festival showcases multiple performances by acclaimed local, national and international artists, in addition to a selection of family-friendly offerings that occur simultaneously throughout the weekend. Confirmed projects include Super Night Shot by the Berlin-based Gob Squad at San Diego Public Library and a performative installation by scenic designer Mimi Lien titled Model Home at Horton Plaza Park. The WoW Festival features projects by local companies such as Sledgehammer Theatre, the storytelling group So Say We All and Trisha Brown Dance Company.
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
November 7-December 17
This vibrant world-premiere musical charts the incomparable life of Donna Summer, the undisputed Queen of Disco, from her modest Boston childhood to international stardom.
Told through the dramatic lens of her final concert, the show highlights the complexities and conflicts the iconic songwriter and singer faced in her meteoric rise and descent. Featuring three actresses in the title role and a score with more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits, this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.
La Jolla Playhouse is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. For more information call (858) 550-1070 or visit www.lajollaplayhouse.org.