The Encounter: Review, Pics.

The eerie true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre’s encounter with the elusive Mayoruna tribe while lost in the Amazon rainforest is made stranger still in Simon McBurney’s one-man play. The tribal “headman” communicated with McIntyre telepathically; McBurney communicates with the audience aurally, through individual headphones at each seat.

… Relying on sounds and downplaying the visual struck me as an odd way to tell the story of a professional photographer. But it soon becomes clear that McBurney’s enthusiasm is not really so much about the technology, as about the cosmic questions provoked both by his storytelling and by the story he is telling

Full review on DCTheatreScene

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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