24 FEB – 6 MAR

Encounter (Woodcourt Art Theatre)


Original ideas and unusual quirks to make this production wonderfully different and entertaining: the actors display excellent performance and timing skills, making this yet another gem from Woodcourt’s goldmine
Brian Godfrey | Adelaide Theatre Guide

A truly impressive feat with an ever-evolving theatricality
Simon Binns | TimeOut Sydney








‘They were eyes. I thought they were eyes. No, they were definitely eyes. In a laneway just across from me. It was really dark, so they stood out. Two yellow, glowing eyes.’ – From a short story by Kirby Medway

This is the story of a woman in a suburban park. It is a story containing a terrifying truth; monsters are real.

Conspiracy theorist Kirby Medway has spawned this narrative, an eyewitness account of a life-changing supernatural visitation. Realised by the Woodcourt Art Theatre house team of provocateurs, Encounter is an attempt to stage the impossible: a sci-fi/horror tale of which HP Lovecraft would be proud.

Text by Kirby Medway
Directed by Sanja Simic
with Mark Rogers, Lucy Heffernan and Solomon Thomas

Composition by Liam Halliwell

24 February – 6 March 2016, La Mama Theatre, Melbourne – BUY TICKETS

Previous Seasons
5 – 8 September 2013, 8pm, Woodcourt Art Theatre, Marrickville
28 February – 8 March 2014, 8:30pm, The Coffee Pot, Rundle Mall, Adelaide (Adelaide Fringe Festival)