Into the Wild 04/14–05/07Buy Tickets
DEXTER—The Encore Musical Theatre Company opens the developmental premiere of Into the Wild on April 14.
Tickets range from $27–$35 and are available online at www.theencoretheatre.org. Into the Wild runs from April 13 through May 7. Showtimes are Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. (Please be aware there will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 16th, and our closing performance on May 7th will begin at 2:00pm.)
Based on the novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer, and “Back to the Wild” by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation, Into the Wild is written by Janet Allard (Book and Lyrics) and Niko Tsakalakos (Music and Lyrics). It is directed by Mia Walker, music directed by Tyler Driskill, with orchestrations by Brian Usifer, vocal arrangements by Angelique Mouyis, and stars Conor Ryan as Christopher McCandless.
In 1990, a young man named Christopher McCandless set out on a journey, just months after graduating from Emory University. He donated his trust fund to Oxfam, abandoned his car and belongings, and began a cross-country odyssey that would ultimately lead him to Alaska. When he ventures into the Alaskan bush, he entertains no illusions that he is trekking into the land of milk and honey; peril and adversity are exactly what he is seeking and what he finds.
Into the Wild was commissioned by Perseverance Theatre (Juneau, Alaska), developed with Director Lila Neugebauer, and in part at the Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, with support from The Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley, CA), and additional support from the North Carolina Arts Council.