Immersive theater -- a fancy term for site-specific performing art -- is the rage in this country, and this past weekend the La Jolla Playhouse made its first extended venture into the trend with its Without Walls (WOW) Festival.
photo by Christian Hertzog Electric cables and salt water: Please don't try this at home!
There were more than two dozen events to be experienced in four days, almost all of them in anything but a theater. Over the course of 12 hours on Saturday, this critic attended two musical performances, two dramas, two dance works, a cryptic performance-art installation and a phantasmagorical puppet show. I could have gone to even more, had I stayed on-site for a quick dinner from a food truck.More »