When you come see Encanta, we want you to enjoy yourself and enjoy the play, so here are few pointers to help you get the most out of the performance
When you leave here, you're not going to worry about pissing off a sorceress who can set you on fire with her mind.
Since you already know it's not real, why not embrace it and see what it allows?
Encanta fits firmly within the tradition of poor theatre, a term coined by Jerzy Grotowsi to describe theatre stripped to it essentials—actors sharing space with an audience. But theatre without elaborate sets and costumes goes back centuries.
That something else was inviting you to actively use your imagination to picture what's happening around the characters. We don't bother with a bunch of bells and whistles to try to fool you into believing it's all real. Instead, we give you the suggestion of a location or event and let your mind play with the rest.
It's more fun that way, anyway.
The people presented in the play are larger than life. These are not everyday people in everyday situations. Each one of them is either extraordinary in some way or thrust into extraordinary circumstances.
Their words and actions reflect this. The characters have grand passions, and they express themselves in extremes of language and behavior.
It's not, “I met someone nice.” It's, “Oh my God! I met the most phenomenal woman ever, and she's definitely my soul mate!”
It's not, “My neighbor has a weird lifestyle, and I'm a bit uneasy about that.” It's, “My neighbor is a witch casting spells, and we need to destroy her!”
Because all the characters are so intense, when the quiet moments come, you know they mean something.