Up next up at the MET Black Box Theatre:

August 4 – 20
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

In adjacent apartments that resemble nothing so much as broom closets with windows, the three young, ambitious neighbors of Melissa James Gibson’s [SIC] come together to discuss, flirt, argue, share their dreams, and plan their futures with unequal degrees of deep hopefulness and abject despair, all the while pushing the limits of their friendship to the max and demonstrating that language can be both an instrument of intimacy and a weapon of defense.

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Come help us celebrate MET’s 80th Season!!

Monday June 19th at 6:30pm

at the M.E.T at 933 – Black Box Space:

933 E Main St
Mesa AZ 85203

$12 for those who are 21 and over
$6 for those who are under 21

The night will include Food, Friends, Entertainment and Awards for both the Main Stage season as well as the inaugural Black Box Season.
(21 and over tickets include 2 alcoholic drinks)

Attendees are encouraged to dress in the styles of 1937. Entrance to our ‘Speakeasy’ (illegal drinking establishment) will be through the BACK DOOR ONLY. Be sure to tell them “Joe” sent you.

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Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

The Mystery Plays
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Sunday, July 9 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

THE MYSTERY PLAYS is two interrelated one acts, loosely based on the tradition of the medieval mystery plays. In the first play, THE FILMMAKER’S MYSTERY, Joe Manning, a director of horror films, survives a terrible train wreck—only to be haunted by the ghost of Nathan West, one of the passengers who didn’t survive. As the police investigate Joe, he investigates Nathan, desperate to understand why he survived and what Nathan’s specter could possible want. In the second play, GHOST CHILDREN, Joe’s attorney and friend, Abby Gilly, travels to a small town in rural Oregon to make peace with the man who brutally murdered her parents and younger sister sixteen years earlier. The man—the murderer—is her older brother. Like the original medieval mystery plays, THE MYSTERY PLAYS wrestles with the most profound of human ideas: the mysteries of death, the afterlife, religion, faith, and forgiveness—in a uniquely American way..

Directed by: Chris Chavez
Cast: TBA

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).



MET Mainstage 2017-2018
Season Subscriptions available thru May 31st!


Six Spectacular Shows for only $150!

Tickets on sale now, click HERE to purchase online
or call the Mesa Arts Center Box Office at 480-644-6500

(hurry, this limited time special offers $42 savings over full price tickets!)



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




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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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, 12 and 13 2017
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs Sep 8 to 24, 2017

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Audition Notice: [sic]

Audition Notice:

In adjacent apartments that resemble nothing so much as broom closets with windows, the three young, ambitious neighbors of Melissa James Gibson’s [SIC] come together to discuss, flirt, argue, share their dreams, and plan their futures with unequal degrees of deep hopefulness and abject despair, all the while pushing the limits of their friendship to the max and demonstrating that language can be both an instrument of intimacy and a weapon of defense.

Auditions are Saturday June 17 at noon
at the MET at 933 Black Box
The show runs August 4 – 20

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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.