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.

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The La Jolla Playhouse announced at a press conference today that its inaugural Without Walls Festival will be staged October 3 – 6. The Playhouse portion of the University of California, San Diego, campus, will serve as a festival village for a series of performances and events presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance.

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