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When Joseph S. Jarvis became head of Mesa Parks and Recreation Department in 1937, his desire was "to make Mesa a beautiful place for all to live". Recognizing the need for a community recreational and cultural program, one of his first orders of business was to start a theatre group.

From its humble beginnings on a school stage, to loading flats and properties on a truck and traveling to performance locations, MET has remained a part of Mesa's cultural experience for over 75 years.




Throughout those years, thousands of volunteers have worked to carry on the Jarvis legacy. By donating their time, talent and financial support, MET has produced over 200 full length plays and musicals. MET has brought together members of the community to act, sing, build sets, stage manage, run lights and sound, plus much more. We believe that's what community theatre is all about!

Today, Mesa Encore Theatre still operates through the efforts of volunteers working to provide a wonderful evening of live theatre season after season. We hope you will join us and share in the experience as we present some of theatre's greatest theatrical productions, both historical and current.

Join us for the truly magical experience of live theatre!

Mission Statement:

Mesa Encore Theatre (MET) brings the fun and excitement of live theatre to the community with integrity and dedication to excellence. We are committed to being an integral part of the cultural experience that contributes to the quality of life for all - adults of any age, youth and children. MET respects the talents and skills of its volunteers and welcomes everyone to participate, enjoying and enhancing their performing arts experience, both on stage and behind the scenes.


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MET's next board meeting will be Tuesday, August 12th 6:00pm, at Maya New York Pizza, Bar & Grill on the SW corner of Brown & Mesa. (click here for a google map!)