Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Apr 06 - Apr 16


Complicite / Simon McBurney

THE ENCOUNTER

Directed and performed by Simon McBurney
Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu


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On Broadway, a one-of-a-kind encounter played to overwhelming critical acclaim, and audiences were dazzled by a play that must be experienced to be believed.
 
This is a truly original and astonishing night of theater: Once you take your seat, your senses are engaged in breathtaking ways. Through the use of cutting-edge aural technology and virtuosic storytelling, Simon McBurney leads you on an epic journey from the intimacy of his home in London to deep into the Amazon rainforest.
 
THE ENCOUNTER tells the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, which leads to a startling encounter that is to change his life. But the experience simultaneously plunges you into a visceral inner voyage. As McIntyre's mesmerizing tale reaches its climax, this extraordinary performance asks some of the most urgent questions of today: about how we live and what we believe to be true.
 
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to encounter true theatrical magic for 12 performances only at The Wallis.

Read the program notes here.

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER

Running Time: Two hours with no intermission. Headphones will be provided and must be worn throughout the performance.

Credits And Artist Information

Directed and performed by Simon McBurney
Co-Director Kirsty Housley
Design Michael Levine
Sound Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin
Lighting Paul Anderson
Projection Will Duke
Associate Director Jemima James

A Complicite co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican, London, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Schaubühne Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by Sennheiser and the Wellcome Trust.

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HEARING IMPAIRED CUSTOMERS
Whilst many people with minor hearing impairments will find the headphone system adequate to hear the show, we also have oversized headphones for those wearing external heading aids, can provide personal induction loops, and have sockets for patrons with direct inputs. We can also provide a mono version of the show, and independent volume controls for people with reduced hearing in one ear. If you would like assistance with this, please make yourself known to the ushers or sound technicians in the auditorium before the start of the show.