Up next on the Mainstage at the Mesa Arts Center:
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:
December 1 – 24
Playing at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box
Scrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of “A Christmas Carol” has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know “the show must go on” so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is truly hilarious!
Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:
by Donald Margulies
Sunday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box
The conflict between the established artist and the adulatory fan who becomes a protégé, disciple, colleague and friend—and finally threatening rival—is one of those great topics…It resurfaces in Donald Margulies’s provocative new play, COLLECTED STORIES, which confronts the prominent short-story writer Ruth Steiner with her student turned confidante turned competitor Lisa Morrison. What is new here is that the women are teacher and student both in academia and in life, that they come from different social milieus, and that for her first novel, Lisa has also cannibalized Ruth’s experiences, to wit her youthful, shattering affair with the poet Delmore Schwartz. As always, Margulies is literate, intellectually stimulating, and able to create characters of both dramatic and human interest. And he sustains this interest through six scenes covering six years that only briefly leave Ruth’s cozily messy, book-infested Greenwich Village apartment. Here two worlds clash in age-old, ecumenical dueling, led up to by great mutual emotional investment, and all the more bitter for it.” —NY Magazine.
Directed by: Autumn Alton
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.