Town X (2019): Everything is normal here.
Town X was first performed by The Encounter at The Jersey Fringe Festival in 2019 in Hammonton, New Jersey.
Town X begins with a problem: there’s been some sort of “event” in town, your town, and you are trapped in a seemingly endless “emergency meeting” with two of the most inept, low-level governmental officials that ever existed. We used influences from The Twilight Zone to The X-Files to The Umbrella Academy, to create a story that has been our most successful narrative magic production to date. The blend of an exciting, suspenseful plot that culminates in a Big Question (Is stability worth the price you pay for it?). Coupled with some of the most innovative, plot driven magic effects that we've ever built, the result is a typical Encounter mash-up (aliens! zombies! contagion!) that is funny at times, spooky at others, and asks the audience to, sometimes literally, step into the story with us. To ponder the melancholy of artists longing for normalcy, living as we do, out on the fringe, and the nature of "normalcy" itself.