Over the years, various performance series here have billed themselves as festivals, but none in my experience compared to arts fests in other countries, in which the festival (from the Latin for “happy”) atmosphere extends beyond the theater and transforms public space. Here are some of the most magical WoW Festival offerings.
Seeing a festival is a lot like the old story of the blind people describing an elephant. Each person will get a certain impression depending on what part of the elephant is explored, and it is also dangerous to make sweeping statements before doing a complete exploration.
But, with that caveat, I will plunge ahead nevertheless.
It’s lonely out there on the Interstates and truck-drivers are like cowboys on an epic cattle dri/ve. Or sort of. They’re the same kind of lonely, as Samuel D. Hunter shows in his gentle yet pungent play The Few, now in its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre.
The long-anticipated La Jolla Playhouse WoW Festival has arrived, and it looks like fun indeed. Bill Eadie will be providing impressions of the festival by attending each day.