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:

Reasons to be Pretty

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

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.

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Next FREE event in the Play Reading Series:

Three Tall Women
by Edward Albee

Sunday, May 11 at 7:00 pm
Free Event at M.E.T at 933 – Black Box

A young lawyer, “C,” has been sent to the home of a client, a ninety-two-year-old woman, “A,” to sort out her finances. “A,” frail, perhaps a bit senile, resists and is of no help to “C.” Along with “B,” the old woman’s matronly paid companion/caretaker, “C” tries to convince “A” that she must concentrate on the matters at hand. In “A’s” beautifully appointed bedroom, she prods, discusses and bickers with “B” and “C,” her captives. “A’s” long life is laid out for display, no holds barred.

Directed by: Joy Bingham Strimple
Cast: Barbara McBain, Maren Maclean, Jaime Fox

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 Early Bird
Season Subscriptions available thru May 31st!


Six Spectacular Shows for only $129!

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 is a $57 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:


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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 and 12 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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What's Coming Up?

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.

Jun
16
Fri
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 16 @ 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
17
Sat
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 17 @ 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
18
Sun
Reasons to be Pretty @ M.E.T at 933 - Black Box
Jun 18 @ 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.