One of the ways the La Jolla Playhouse has been providing entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic is Without Walls (WOW) Goes Digital. In the past, WOW shows were site-specific theatrical events staged in a variety of locations all around San Diego County.

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It’s easy to forgive Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart and Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for its many faults. It’s sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, and the plot has been done for eons, or, at least, 200 BCE. It’s low comedy at its best. In fact, it might even be called the pinnacle of low comedy…

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