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A Thousand Ways, Part Two: An Encounter

  • WHEN Multiple dates from Jun 17 - Jun 20, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, CA
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST $25

Nested at the center of an empty space is a small table bisected by glass. You sit at the table, opposite a stranger, with a stack of notecards and a set of instructions to guide you. What will come from this private piece of theatre? It is a chance at being heard, a brave moment to show up.

Created by 600 Highwaymen
Now Playing through June 20
One Week Added!
Tickets $25 | Run time: 45-60 minutes
Recommended for ages 16+

About the project
A Thousand Ways is a triptych of encounters between strangers. Guided by a score of instructions, questions, prompts, and physical directives, people who have never met build a series of performances for one another. Each installment of the piece explores the line between strangeness and kinship, distance and proximity, and how the most intimate assembly can become profoundly radical.

A Thousand Ways at La Jolla Playhouse is made possible in part by generous support from Stephanie Bergsma and Dwight Hare.

What COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for this event?
Please see the COVID-19 Safety page for more information.

This experience cannot take place without you.
This is an experience for two people – just you and another ticket holder. The other person is counting on your attendance. If you do not attend, the experience cannot take place.

Can I participate in this performance with another member of my household?
The experience is for two people who do not know each other.

What if I did not attend Part One?
Each part is a self-contained, complete artistic experience. Feel free to attend Part Two if you didn’t have a chance to attend Part One.

What will I be doing?
After being guided to a large indoor rehearsal hall, you’ll be sitting across from someone, reading (sometimes aloud and sometimes in silence) from a stack of notecards. Sometimes you’ll be given things to say or small tasks to do. You and the person across from you will stay seated at the table the entire time.

What else do I need to know?
Due to the intimate nature of this experience, we cannot accommodate late arrivals.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

Promotional photograph for A Thousand Ways Part Two court...

Above: Promotional photograph for A Thousand Ways Part Two courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse.


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