Up next on the Mainstage at the Mesa Arts Center:
Apr 6 – 22
Showing in the Playhouse at the Mesa Arts Center
In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this laugh-inducing, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters. A truly hilarious show with four actors portraying the most memorable of Broadway’s greatest hits, all with side-splitting twists of lyrics- such as: “WICKED- Defying Subtlety,” “LES MIS- On My Phone,” and “RENT- Rant/Seasons of Hype.”
Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:
June 8 – 24
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box
Angel Cruz is a thirty-year-old bike messenger from NYC who has lost his best friend to a religious cult. At the opening of the play, he is in his second night of incarceration, awaiting trial for shooting the leader of that cult in the “ass.” He is on his knees, alone and terrified, trying to say a prayer he no longer remembers to a God he has all but forgotten. Angel’s public defender is Mary Jane Hanrahan, still relatively young but very nearly disillusioned. At their first meeting, she mistakes Angel for another case. Wounded by her pride and Angel’s sharp attacks, she mangles this initial interview and walks out. A crisis of conscience and an unresolved connection to her childhood brings her back, and Angel’s heartfelt, persuasive arguments against the cult leader persuade her to champion his cause.
Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:
The Boys in the Band
by Mart Crowley
Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box
In his upper eastside Manhattan apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-avowed “32 year-old, pock-marked, Jew fairy”, complete with surprise gift: “Cowboy” a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of “Truth” goes terribly wrong.
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)
The 2017 - 2018 M.E.T. at 933 Black Box Season
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.