Up next on the Mainstage at the Mesa Arts Center:

The Graduate!

Jan 12 – 28
Showing in the Playhouse at the Mesa Arts Center

A theatrical adaptation of the 1967 film, the story follows a recent college graduate who is seduced by an older woman.  This bittersweet comedy, originally a novel, premiered on Broadway in 2002. A sexual odyssey of the ’60s that gave us the iconic character of Mrs. Robinson, now brought to the stage.


Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

February 2 – 18
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

High school sweethearts Dakota and Tommy couldn’t have more different parents. Joe and Mary are a conservative, middle-class couple, while Archie and Eudora are performance artists who have built a theater in their living room. When Joe and Mary meet Archie and Eudora for the first time, they unwittingly find themselves the stars of the couple’s latest performance piece. But when the couples learn news of a comet heading straight toward Earth, the fourth wall is the least of their problems. But can they stop bickering long enough to tackle the great philosophical questions of life? Is the comet a sign from God or just gravity? And what the hell is Dadaism?


Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
by Martin McDonagh

Sunday, January 14 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s terrifying dénouement.

Directed by: Robert Andrews
Kayla Cook – Maureen Folan
Barbara McBain – May Folan
Pato Dooley – Chris Fidler
Ray Dooley – Dakota Erickson

This is a free event, though donations are gladly accepted (we have some costs due to rights and scripts, though the actors and directors donate their time).

The 2017 - 2018 Mesa Encore Theatre Main Stage Season
(playing at the Mesa Arts Center)

Chicago the Musical
playing Sept 8 – 24, 2017


Annie the Musical
playing Nov 3 – 19, 2017


The Graduate
playing Jan 12 – 28, 2018


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
playing Mar 2 – 18, 2018


Forbidden Broadway
playing Apr 6 – 22, 2018


Rock of Ages
playing May 18 – June 3, 2018


The 2017 - 2018 M.E.T. at 933 Black Box Season

directed by Cody Goulder
written by Melissa James Gibson

Playing August 4 to 20, 2017

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The Woman in Black

directed by Virginia Olivieri
adopted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill

Playing October 6 to 22, 2017

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directed by Jean Paoul Clemente
written by Ricky Graham and Jefferson Turner

Playing December 1 to December 24, 2017

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directed by Eric Schoen
written by William Missouri Downs

Playing February 2 to 18, 2018

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directed by Richard Powers Hardt
written by Daniel Pearle

Playing April 6 to 22, 2018

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directed by Van Rockwell
written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Playing June 8 to 24, 2018

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Mission Statement:

The mission of Mesa Encore Theatre (MET) is to produce live theatre with integrity and dedication to excellence. We strive to contribute to the cultural experience of our community as well as provide fun and educational opportunities that nurture the talents of local theatre artists of all ages.