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Simon McBurney Previews The Encounter on Broadway

McBurney conceived, directs, and stars in the production, which uses 3-D audio technology.

Simon McBurney stars in the Broadway production of Complicite's The Encounter.
(© David Gordon)

The upcoming Broadway production of Complicite's The Encounter offered a preview to the press on September 16.

Tony-nominated director Simon McBurney (All My Sons) makes his Broadway acting debut in the New York premiere of The Encounter, which begins previews September 20 at the John Golden Theatre, with opening night set for September 29.

The Encounter comes to Broadway following acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival and at London's Barbican.
(© David Gordon)

Conceived and directed by McBurney, the work is presented by his acclaimed company, Theatre de Complicite. Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, The Encounter follows a National Geographic photographer as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil. Using 3-D audio technology, audience members are asked to wear headphones throughout the performance to provide a mix of live and recorded sound. The show premiered in August 2015 at the Edinburgh International Festival.

The Encounter is inspired by Petru Popescu's book Amazon Beaming, about a National Geographic photographer lost in Brazil.
(© David Gordon)

Codirected by Kirsty Housley, The Encounter features sets and costumes by Michael Levine, sound by Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin, lighting with Paul Anderson, and projections by Will Duke. Richard Katz will perform the show at Wednesday matinees throughout the show's Broadway run.

The production uses 3-D audio technology and asks the audience to wear headphones throughout the performance.
(© David Gordon)

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