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The Mason Players Originals!

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 2:00pm

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We start our season with original and innovative artistic performances and plays! New scripts, conceptual offerings, one-person shows! All created by our students for this initial theatrical celebration heralding an exciting season.

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Pay What You Can ($5 increments only)

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ARTS by George!

Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 5:00pm
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Join us for a benefit in support of student scholarships at George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Mason Community Arts Academy, Green Machine Ensembles, and the Great Performances at Mason season at the Center for the Arts.

The evening begins by showcasing the ...Read More


Steel Magnolias

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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L.A. Theatre Works

“I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” Steel Magnolias brings an entire evening of wonderful to the Center! L.A. Theatre Works has reimagined this timeless story about the enduring bonds of friendship i...Read More


Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 26, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: School of Theater and School of Music

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Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Professional Artist in Residence

Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi in this musical adaptation of Huck Finn. Our ...Read More


Mason Night

Friday, Oct 26, 2018 7:00pm

The Center for the Arts wants to express its appreciation for Mason faculty and staff! Come experience live performing arts at Mason and get a $15 ticket for a performance of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. presented by the School of Theater and the Scho...Read More


Toast to the Cast and Crew

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 4:30pm

Join the Friends of Theater at Mason to Toast the Cast and Crew of Big River!

Reception with sandwiches and sweets.

Tickets: $10

RSVP by calling 703-993-3927

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Machinal

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 8:00pm
Friday, Nov 16, 2018 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 2:00pm
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 2:00pm

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By Sophie Treadwell
Directed By: Kayla Schultz

A parable about an ordinary young woman living and working in a mechanized, materialistic, wasteland of society, Machinal is inspired by the real-life case of convicted murderer Ruth Snyder. Considered one of the high points of Expressionist ...Read More


Frankenstein

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Aquila Theatre

Aquila Theatre brings the classic thriller Frankenstein to the stage in a production that is sure to make your spine tingle. The story centers on Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist obsessed with his mission to create an artificial humanoid. Without ...Read More


The Mason Cabaret presents The Golden Age of Broadway (Fairfax Campus)

Saturday, Feb 02, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Accompaniment by Joe Walsh

A perennial favorite, our Musical Theater ambassadors, the Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line-up of stellar vocalists, offering showstoppers, ballads and duets from the Great White Way. This “Fun-raiser” wi...Read More


A Staged Reading of Br'er Cotton

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by Samuel Dunn III

Directed by Theater student Sam Dunn III, this powerful play is a look at the African American experience in Virginia history, both past and present, and is sponsored by student organization Collections for the Culture, the CVPA Artists In Act...Read More


Really Really

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 01, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 02, 2019 2:00pm
Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 2:00pm

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By Paul Downs Colaizzo
Directed By: Miranda Newman

When morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, self-interest collides with the truth, and the resulting storm of ambiguity makes it hard to discern just who’s a victim, who’s a predator, and who’s a Futur...Read More


Our Country's Good

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Mar 29, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 8:00pm
Thursday, Apr 04, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 05, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 07, 2019 2:00pm

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In June 1789 in an Australian penal colony, a marine lieutenant puts on a play to celebrate the king's birthday, using the camp’s English convicts as his cast of characters. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is being produced amidst food shortages and barbaric punishments...Read More


Aquila Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 7:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Aquila Theatre returns with a magical and witty production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love with its many complications never fails to entertain and remind us of his literary genius. “The course of true love never did run smooth” is th...Read More


Lysistrata

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 8:00pm
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 2:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, A105, TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Aristophanes
Directed by Theresa Ohanian

Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate an end to the Peloponnesian War – a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.

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The Wolves

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 2:00pm
Location: deLaski Performing Arts Building, A105, TheaterSpace, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Jared Pugh
Mason Fringe

A timely play about a girls’ indoor soccer team that illuminates with the unmistakable ping of reality the way young selves are formed when innate character clashes with external challenges.

Contains adult language

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A Concert Presentation of Merrily We Roll Along

Friday, May 03, 2019 3:00pm
Friday, May 03, 2019 8:00pm
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Presented By: Mason School of Theater

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Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
There is an earlier performance at 3pm.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by James Gardiner & Erin Gardiner
Musical Direction by Joe Walsh
Choreography by Stefan Sittig

This critically acclaimed musical is Steph...Read More


College of Visual and Performing Arts Degree Celebration

Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:30pm

Guest tickets are not required for the Spring 2019 Graduation celebration. Seating is open and available on a general admission basis.

Doors will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremonies. It is advisable to arrive at that time.

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Peter Rabbit(TM) Tales

Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Oct 06, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Enchantment Theatre Company

Book Adapted by Jennifer Blatchley Smith, Leslie Reidel and Landis Smith
Music by Charles Gilbert 
Based on The Original Peter Rabbit Books™ by Beatrix Potter 
By arrangement with Frederick Warne & Co Limited, A Penguin Books Limited company 

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L.A. Theatre Works: SEVEN

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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SEVEN

By Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margrnff, Anna Deavere Smith and
Susan Yankowitz

SEVEN is a powerful theatrical experience that tells the true stories of seven women from around the globe, who bravely fought to create real and lasting ch...Read More


Cirque Mei

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Elite Circus Artists and Acrobats from the Hebei Province, China 

Direct from the People’s Republic of China, this ensemble of elite circus performers thrills the young and old alike with their amazing feats of agility, strength, and poise. The spectacular performances are a color...Read More


Aquila Theatre: George Orwell's 1984

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Great Performances at Mason

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Aquila Theatre brings one of the great novels of the 20th Century to the stage—George Orwell’s dystopian 1984—in a chilling and timely production. The cautionary tale is set in the super-state Oceania, a totalitarian regime ruled by the “Party” and its leader, “Big Brother,” who e...Read More


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas

Sunday, Dec 01, 2019 1:00pm
Sunday, Dec 01, 2019 4:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Presented By: Family Series

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Featuring Eric Carle’s “Dream Snow”

The magic of Christmas snow falls over the Center for the Arts with everyone’s favorite caterpillar, the Very Hungry Caterpillar. This brightly colored friend along with other beloved Eric Carle characters delights in an irresistible holiday tre...Read More