2015-2016 Season of
Miracles and Madness



Boleros for the Disenchanted

Written by: José Rivera   |   Directed by Matt Succi
TheaterSpace - A Mason Fringe Performance

Oct. 7 & 9, 8:00 pm, Oct. 10, 2:00 pm
Passion, humor and infidelity collide amid the warm, sunny breezes of 1950s Puerto Rico when Eusebio sweeps Flora off her feet and off to America — away from her family and her familiar life. Nearly 40 years later, the cracks in their marriage have begun to widen as old secrets are revealed, causing Flora to question the life she has tirelessly built in a foreign land.
Tickets: Pay what you can ($5 increments only)


A Bright New Boise

Written by: Samuel D. Hunter    |   Directed by Nathan Vasquez
TheaterSpace - A Mason Fringe Performance

Oct. 8 & 10, 8:00 pm, Oct. 11, 2:00 pm
In the bleak break room of a run-down hobby shop in Boise, Idaho, Will, a disgraced evangelical touched by scandal, chases a modern miracle –reconnection with his estranged son. Soon, his fellow employees uncover his secret past, his son falls even deeper into depression, and Will must choose between rebuilding a normal family life or returning to the faith that at one time gave his life meaning.
Tickets: Pay what you can ($5 increments only)


The Crucible

Written by: Arthur Miller   |   Directed by: Howard Vincent Kurtz and Maggie Rodgers
Harris Theatre - A Mainstage Performance

Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & 31, 8:00 pm, Oct. 24, 31 & Nov. 1, 2:00 pm
In a tight-knit community, personal grievances and deception give way to superstition and madness. Bear witness as Miller's timeless parable is brought vividly to life in a newly conceived production.
Tickets: $25 adults; $15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups


Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers

Written by Michael Lluberes, based on “Peter and Wendy” by J. M. Barrie   |   Directed by Jessica Dubish
TheaterSpace - A Studio Series Performance

Nov. 19, 20 & 21, 8:00 pm, Nov. 21 & 22, 2:00 pm
This radically fresh retelling of the J.M. Barrie classic is not to be missed. Exploring the original ideas and inspirations behind this iconic fantasy unveils a darker story of the boy who wouldn't grow up. This is Peter Pan as you have never seen it before but how it was always meant to be told.
Tickets: $15 adults; $10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups


Cloud 9

Written by: Caryl Churchill   |   Directed by: Madison Landis
TheaterSpace - A Studio Series Performance

Feb. 25, 26 & 27, 8:00 pm, Feb. 27 & 28, 2:00 pm
The time-shifting gender-bending comedy both parodies and spoofs the Victorian Empire and its rigid attitudes as it shifts seamlessly between 1880's British Africa and 1980's London. Against a backdrop of imperial occupation, sexual repression, restless natives and a crumbling Empire, Churchill provides a marvelous send-up of a hundred years of Rule Britannia!
Tickets: $15 adults; $10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups


Middletown

Written by: Will Eno   |   Directed by: Heather McDonald
TheaterSpace - A Mainstage Performance

Mar. 24, 25, 26, 31, Apr. 1 & 2, 8:00 pm, Mar. 26, Apr. 2 & 3, 2:00 pm
Premiering in 2010, this award-winning play is both deeply moving and charmingly quirky as it explores the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John and new arrival Mary, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space. A powerful and poignant meditation on birth, death and points between.
Tickets: $25 adults; $15 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups


The Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival

TheaterSpace

Apr. 22 & 23, 8:00 pm & Apr. 23, 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



Special Events:

A Fresh of Breath Air

Written and Performed by Dale Stein
TheaterSpace

Nov. 6, 8:00 pm
Enter the exhilarating world of Fifi's Café, a haven for neighborhood eccentrics. Portraying all its inhabitants, the captivating Dale Stein offers her unique, whimsical style in a tour de force performance that had the Washington Post describing her as an "adroit comic artist... a Tomlin-esque satirist... a surrealist who relishes life in the outer fringes." Baltimore's Daily Record calls her "a voice so original and kind-spirited that you walk out of the show wanting to make a U-turn back in to see it all over again." A perfect fit for our Season of Miracles and Madness!
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups


Broadway Miracles & Madcap Comedy

TheaterSpace

Feb. 6, 8:00 pm
Now officially an annual event, join the Mason Cabaret and Mason Improv Association for an unforgettable evening of Broadway long shots and long form improv! Two spectacular troupes team up for a special benefit performance celebrating Mason's exciting new Musical Theater program.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 students, faculty, staff, seniors and groups





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.




Past Events:

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