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Broadway's The Encounter Announces Digital Ticket Lottery

Simon McBurney’s solo drama plays at the Golden Theatre.

Simon McBurney in a scene from The Encounter on Broadway.
Simon McBurney in a scene from The Encounter.
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The Broadway premiere of The Encounter, Complicite's new show created by and starring Simon McBurney (All My Sons), has announced a digital ticket lottery. The production runs at the John Golden Theatre, where it opened on September 29.

A limited number of tickets will be available through the lottery, which will open at midnight the morning of the desired performance and will close at 10am for matinee performances at 3pm for evening performances. Tickets will be $40 each, and winners can purchase one or two tickets. Winners will be notified by e-mail and must visit the box office no later than 30 minutes before curtain to purchase their tickets.

In addition to the digital lottery, The Encounter will offer an in-person general rush, accepting both cash and credit at the John Golden Theater Box Office.

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.

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.

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