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Simon McBurney to Bring Acclaimed Solo Show The Encounter to Broadway

The new drama tells the story of a ”National Geographic” reporter lost in the Amazon.

Simon McBurney will bring The Encounter to Broadway.
Simon McBurney will bring The Encounter to Broadway.
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Tony-nominated director Simon McBurney (All My Sons) will make his Broadway acting debut this fall with the New York premiere of The Encounter. The production will begin previews September 20 at the John Golden Theatre, with opening night set for September 29.

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.

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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