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Fine and performing arts bring culture to campus

MET season returns to the
theatre arts department
The Mesa Experimental Theatre will once again be the stage for student-directed theatrical work. Precious Sons, written by George Furth, is directed by senior acting/directing major Andrew Johnsen and will play April 4 through 6 at 7:30 pm The show tells the story of a young actor who is offered a part in a touring company and the chance to escape his unhappy home life. Precious Sons is rated R for strong language. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, faculty and staff and $6 for students. Order them in the Moss Performing Arts Center Box Office or online at coloradomesa.edu/moss/theatretickets.html

Tennessee Williams’ American
tragedy closes 2012-13 theatre arts season
Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is a semi-autobiographical play that recounts the events leading to the downfall of the Wingfield family. One of the most frequently produced plays in the nation, it is set against the backdrop of an America ravaged by the Depression. A classic of 20th century American theatre, The Glass Menagerie is a brilliant and compelling portrait of a family in crisis. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, faculty and staff and $6 for students. Order them in the Moss Performing Arts Center Box Office or online at coloradomesa.edu/moss/theatretickets.html
Graduating BFA seniors showcase artwork
The first of two BFA Studio Art Candidates shows is on display in the University Center Art Gallery, now through April 12. The art includes figurative, abstract and functional works in oil and acrylic, ceramic, print, drawing and sculpture. The second BFA Studio Art Candidates show will be in the gallery April 15 through May 10, with a reception on April 19 from 6 pm to 8 pm This second exhibit will showcase a developed body of work from each of the artists. University Center Art Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 12 pm to 4 pm Admission is always free.
Annual festival for creative
pianists features two concerts
Music faculty Arthur Houle, DMA, presents the annual Festival for Creative Pianists, which takes the stage April 12 and 13. This festival is the only competition of its kind in the world, combining both classical and jazz styles in a constructive educational setting. The April 12 concert features Houle and the competition’s judges. The competition’s winners will perform April 13. Tickets for each recital are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, faculty and staff and $5 for students and are available at the Moss Performing Arts Center Box Office.

By Laura Bradley

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