A new commission from the Playhouse for the WOW Festival. At the waters edge a fantasy emerges from the sea. Epic and intimate, and spun round the mythic birth of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty love and desire, a performance of specially constructed puppets enchant and invite us to dream awake before they return from whence they came. Accompanied by japanese master musician Yumiko Tanaka's  live soundscape the audience will gather on the sands of beautiful la Jolla Shores for this one of a kind event.



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Photo: Brendan Hardy

World Premiere Performances
LaJolla Shores, San Diego
October 3- 6 @ 1 & 3pm

Directed & Designed by Basil Twist

Soundscape created and performed by Yumiko Tanaka
Performers- Basil Twist, Jessica Scott, Kate Brehm, David Ojala with Michael Schwartz, Elijah Rubottom, Jenna Ann Mac Gillis, Kevin Six, Amy Lisewski and Michael Nieto
Choreographic consultant Julie Atlas Muz
Fight consultant Rick Sordelet

LaJolla Playhouse




Watch Christopher Ashley talk about the Wow Festival"


This work was made possible in part by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards program