Up next on the Mainstage at the Mesa Arts Center:

Urinetown the Musical!

May 19 – 28
Showing in the Playhouse at the Mesa Arts Center

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

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Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

Circle Mirror Transformation

April 14 – 30
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

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Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

On the Verge
by Eric Overmyer

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

Three `sister sojourners’, each a prototypical Victorian lady explorer, equipped with dialog as pithy as their helmets, thwack their machetes through the wilderness while telling tales of past jaunts among the natives. As intrepid trekkers, they put the lie to any charge that they are representatives of a weaker sex. Mr Overmyer has written a play that is joyfully feminist.  Heroines to their heart, the explorers can accommodate themselves to any emergency (natural or man-made), although they are momentarily disoriented as they approach modern times. .

Directed by: Suze St. John
Cast:
Shari Watts as Mary
Emily Mohney as Fanny
Portia Beacham as Alex
Jesse James Kamps as Grover et al
Cecile Higgins reading stage directions and scene titles

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).





Playing this Season at the Black Box - M.E.T. at 933

"Circle Mirror Transformation" by Annie Baker

Apr 14 to Apr 30, 2017

circle mirror

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"Reasons to be Pretty" by Neil LaBute

June 2 to June 18, 2017

reasons to be pretty

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Announcing our 2017 - 2018 Black Box Season!!
(look below the listings for Season Tickets)

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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Tickets are $15 for individual shows at the Black Box. But, for a limited time, you can get Season Tickets for all 6 shows for $10.00 each! That is a savings of $30 for the season. This "Early Bird" special will expire on May 31st. After that Season Tickets go up to $12.50 per show. Black Box Season Tickets can be purchased here:


Black Box Season Tickets




Announcing our 2017 - 2018 Main Stage Season!!
(more details and ticket availability coming soon)

Chicago
Sept 8 to 24, 2017

Annie
Nov 3 to 19, 2017

The Graduate
Jan 12 to 28, 2018

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Mar 2 to 18, 2018

Forbidden Broadway
Apr 6 to 22, 2018

Rock of Ages
May 18 to 27, 2018



MET Scholarship!

Cast of Reasons to be Pretty

Announcing the cast of Reasons to be Pretty by Neil LaBute

Mitch Tellez as Greg
Brandi Bigley as Steph
Phillip Herrington as Kent
Jillian Walker as Carly

Directed by Layne Racowsky

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

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Next in the Black Box Series

Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

Circle Mirror Transformation

April 14 – 30
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

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Audition Notice: Chicago

Audition Notice: Chicago

Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy and lustful superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight– though instead of onstage, they’re mugging for the flashbulb of the newspaper reporters.

Auditions are July 10, 11 and 12 2017
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs Sep 8 to 24, 2017

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What's Coming Up?

Apr
28
Fri
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Apr
29
Sat
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Apr
30
Sun
Circle Mirror Transformation @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Apr 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

Jun
2
Fri
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

Jun
3
Sat
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

Jun
4
Sun
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

Jun
5
Mon
MET Season Celebration
Jun 5 all-day
Jun
9
Fri
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

Jun
10
Sat
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

Jun
11
Sun
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

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.