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Encounter Simon McBurney's The Encounter in New Production Photos

The solo drama opens tonight at the Golden Theatre.

Simon McBurney in The Encounter.
(© Robbie Jack)

Photos from the New York premiere of The Encounter have been released. The show, created by and starring Simon McBurney (All My Sons), opens tonight at the John Golden Theatre.

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.

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Coconceived 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.

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