Journey Along the Amazon River
In The Encounter, Tony nominee Simon McBurney stars in his solo show about National Geographic writer and photographer Loren McIntyre’s experience with tribes along the Amazon River.
From the Producers
Get ready for a truly original, utterly astonishing night of theater: Once you take your seat, your senses will be engaged in new and breathtaking ways as Simon McBurney leads you deep into the Amazon rainforest. Inspired by real events, The Encounter follows a National Geographic photographer as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil. Through innovative aural technology and brilliant storytelling, this is a heart-stopping, riveting and slyly witty night of theater…and an encounter you’ll never forget.
Strictly Limited Engagement
The Encounter, produced by London’s Complicite theater group, arrives on Broadway for a limited engagement after critically-acclaimed runs in London, Edinburgh and beyond. Complicite founder Simon McBurney’s one-man play chronicles real-life photojournalist Loren McIntyre’s 1959 adventure in the Amazonian rainforest on the border of Brazil and Peru as he attempts to locate the indigenous Mayouruna tribe.
The Encounter on Broadway
Conceiver & director: Simon McBurney
Co-director: Kirsty Housley
Powerhouse, Simon McBurney
As a film actor, creator and star Simon McBurney (“All My Sons,” “The Chairs”) appeared as an illusionist sidekick in Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight and the father of Eddie Redmayne’s Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, among many other roles. But he is perhaps best known as the creative and onstage engine behind Complicite, the London-based theatre company he co-founded in 1983 and which has toured such mesmerizing works as The Street of Crocodiles and Mnemonic.
What / Where
Ticket prices currently range from $63.00 to $143.00.
The show plays at the Golden Theatre at 252 West 45th Street.
Running time: 2 hrs
The Encounter Brings the Sounds of the Amazon to Broadway
4:41 – Listen to NPR audio.
Behind the Scenes
New in 2016
Tuesday: 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 PM
Saturday: 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday: 3:00 PM
Critic’s Review from The New York Times
Astonishing…the plot is only the point of departure for a more far-reaching journey. With your earphones on, there’s no distinguishing between the live and the prerecorded, a blurring that allows McBurney to conduct very immediate-feeling conversations. [He] sustains the momentum of his story as tensely and enjoyably as if it were a Rudyard Kipling yarn.