Producers of Broadway’s The Encounter have announced a special student discount policy for Simon McBurney’s one-man play based on the true story of a photographer who finds himself lost among the remote people of the Javiri Valley, on the border of Brazil and Peru, in 1959.
A limited number of $40 student tickets will be available both at the Golden Theatre box office (252 West 45th Street) and in advance through Tix4Students.com.
Tickets through Tix4Students.com are available in advance to students who have verified ID through the program. Student rush tickets at the box office will be cash only and available on the day of performance when the box office opens (Monday-Saturday at 10 AM, Sunday at noon). Students may buy two discount tickets per valid student ID, subject to availability.
Previews will begin September 20 with an opening night set for September 29.
Richard Katz will play the role at selected performances.
The Encounter, which was co-produced with McBurney's company Complicite, the Barbican and other international partners, bowed last summer at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival. McBurney is listed as director, conceiver and star, with Kirsty Housley listed as co-director. The Encounter was inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu.
The rest of the creative team consists of Michael Levine (design), Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin (sound), Paul Anderson (lighting), Will Duke (projection) and Jemima James (associate director). The show is being produced on Broadway by Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Douglas Meyer, James D. Stern, Barbara & Alan D. Marks, Ian Bentley, Jim Kierstead and Becca Davies.
Full-price tickets for The Encounter are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, online by visiting Telecharge.com, or at the John Golden Theatre box office.
Here is a trailer from the U.K. production: