Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER Will Land on Broadway This Fall!
Direct from London and an international tour, Complicite's acclaimed production of The Encounter, conceived, directed and performed by Simon McBurney, will play a limited engagement at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), opening on Thursday, September 29 and closing on January 8 2017. Previews begin on September 20.
Critics have reached for superlatives to describe the transcendent and unforgettable event which has stunned audiences in its previous engagements in London, Edinburgh and across Europe.
In 1969, Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer, found himself lost among the people of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. It was an encounter that was to change his life: bringing the limits of human consciousness into startling focus.
The Encounter was inspired by the novel "Amazon Beaming" by Petru Popescu. The Financial Times called it "An aural and visual delight. A tour de force."
Simon McBurney traces McIntyre's journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using binaural technology (3D audio) to build an intimate and shifting world of sound. Audience members are given headphones to be worn throughout the performance in order to fully experience the visually stunning world created on stage - and inside their heads. Through innovative aural technology and brilliant storytelling, this is a heart-stopping, riveting, and slyly witty night of theater.
Richard Katz will perform the role at certain performances.
The Complicite production of The Encounter is produced on Broadway by Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Douglas Meyer, James D. Stern, Barbara & Alan D. Marks, Ian Bentley, Jim Kierstead andBecca Davies. It is originally a Complicite co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican, London, Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre.
The Encounter runs two hours with no intermission. For more information regarding hearing impaired customers, please visit the show's website.
Tickets for The Encounter are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, or online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or at the John Golden Theater box office at 252 West 45th Street beginning Tuesday, August 23.