Coming Up in 2014-2015



Almost, Maine

Written by: John Cariani   |   Directed by: Nerissa Hart
TheaterSpace - A Mason Fringe Performance

Oct. 1 & 3, 8:00 pm, Oct. 4, 2:00 pm
Cariani's series of short plays explore the sudden thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows, set in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.
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The Blue Room

Written by: David Hare   |   Directed by: Alex Galloway
TheaterSpace - A Mason Fringe Performance

Oct. 2-4, 8:00 pm, Oct. 5, 2:00 pm
Based on Arthur Schnitzler's "La Ronde," "The Blue Room" is a played out through 10 intimate circular scenes of love and betrayal, through a succession of characters whose sexual lives enmesh like a daisy chain. A meditation on men and women, sex and social class, and projection and desire.
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Written by: Rupert Holmes   |   Directed by: Ken Elston   |   Musical Direction by: Dennis M. Layendecker (A Mainstage Series Performance)
George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Oct. 24-25, 8:00 pm, Oct. 25, 2:00 pm, Oct. 26, 4:00 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center's Merchant Hall
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 8:00 pm, Nov. 1, 2:00 pm
During this raucous, time-bending, gender-bending, interactive journey, the players of London's Music Hall Royale put on their flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens murder mystery. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the work's most talked-about features: an audience vote (by free downloadable app, no less!) on the identity of the murderer in a most unusual and hilarious finale!
Tickets: $25 adults; $15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
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Little Business in the Big Top

Written and performed by: David Gaines   |   Directed by: Susan Thompson-Gaines
TheaterSpace - A Studio Series Performance

Nov. 8 & 9, 8:00 pm
David Gaines (7 (x 1) Samurai) returns with another one-man show developed in our School of Theater Studios. Circus skills, mime, performance art and theater combine in a magical evening of boy meets girl – on a tightrope!
Tickets: $25 adults; $15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
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Dido, Queen of Carthage

Written by: Christopher Marlowe   |   Directed by: Rebecca Wahls
TheaterSpace - A Studio Series Performance

Nov. 20-22, 8:00 pm, Nov. 22 & 23, 2:00 pm
Between the destruction of Troy and the founding of Rome, Queen Dido built the magnificent city of Carthage. One of Marlowe's most fascinating plays, inspired by Virgil's "Aeneid," this retelling of the tragic love of Dido for the Trojan hero Aeneas unfolds in verse written by one of the great playwrights of the Elizabethan Age.
Tickets: $15 adults; $10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
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In the Next Room or the vibrator play

Written by: Sarah Ruhl   |   Directed by: Ruth Rado
TheaterSpace - A Studio Series Performance

Feb. 26-28, 8:00 pm, Feb. 28 & Mar. 1, 2:00 pm
A stimulating, funny and provocative play set in a prim upper class Victorian home at the dawn of electricity, where a gentleman doctor has invented an extraordinary and mysterious device for treating "hysteria." This smart comedy ponders marriage and intimacy, and what it truly means to find connection.
Tickets: $15 adults; $10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
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An Experiment with an Air Pump

Written by: Shelagh Stephenson   |   Directed by: Mary Lechter
Harris Theatre - A Mainstage Series Performance

Mar. 26-28 & April 2-4, 8:00 pm & Mar. 28, 29 & April 4, 2:00 pm
This contemporary consideration of art and science takes place in the same house but, in time, on the eve of two very different centuries. Furtive romance, farcical commotions and dark secrets infuse this unique examination of women's roles in medical research and the ethical challenges unfolding in anatomy in 1799 and genetics in 1999.
Tickets: $25 adults; $15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
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Special Events:

THE ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

TheaterSpace

April 24-25, 8:00 pm & April 25, 2:00 pm

Discovery Abounds in this End-of-Year Crowd-Pleaser.
The tradition continues as student directors, dramaturgs and actors present their fellow student writers’ newest works in an intense 10-day process that culminates in a presentation that shines a light on the storytellers of the next generation.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups
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Pricing Information


Mainstage Tickets:

$25 General Admission

$15 Students, Faculty, Staff, Seniors, and Groups


Studio Tickets:

$15 General Admission

$10 Students, Faculty, Staff, Seniors, and Groups


Tickets available in person at the CVPA Box Office.
Box Office: (888)945-2468

A limited number of free tickets are available with a valid Mason ID.
Please note that TheaterSpace is located on the first floor of the Performing Arts Building.



GMU School of Theater   |   Contact us at: theater@gmu.edu   |   Office: (703) 993-1120   |   Box Office: (888)945-2468   |   4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030