AMAZON BEAMING is a book by author Petru Popescu, recounting photographer Loren McIntyre‘s adventure with the Amazon Cat People of the remote Javari Valley in Brazil. Simon McBurney takes this story, adds a plot about his family life and created THE ENCOUNTER. If this sounds like the theatrical equivalent of the telephone game, you are correct. Everything is a little bigger, a little broader and less detailed in this stagey radio play that amounts to a lot of sound and fury signifying very little indeed. The gimmick is that the audience members each have a headset to wear and listen to technology that approximates 3D sound. It seems fairly ironic to me that a story grounded in relinquishing your technology for a more human, basic existence is performed using the most sophisticated, expensive sound equipment ever devised.