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From modern classics to cutting-edge works from acclaimed playwrights, we've curated a lineup of six shows that promise to entertain, provoke thought, and leave you inspired.   

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The darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman and Mag, her manipulative aging mother. Mag's interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.

Directed by Michael Serna & Peter Kreder

Dialect Coach - Anne Whitaker

Lighting Design - Ryan Linhardt

Costume Design - Ariel Ramirez

Set Design - Michael Serna



Mark Coyan, Silvana Gargione, Cody Aaron Hanify,

Andrea G. LaVela, Jordana Whitton


August 25 - September 17, 2023

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October 20 - November 12, 2023

A wildly funny comedy centering on the reunion of glamorous film star Masha with her two middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia at the family homestead, where old tensions arise. 

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. 

Directed by Jeff Paul

Set Design - Antonio Beach

Lighting Design - Christopher Gehrke

Costume Design - Mia Josimovic


Bob Fetes, Gina Garrison, Amy Hallas-Baker,

Zoe Nauman, Karen Rymar, Chase Thomas

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February 2 - 25, 2024

An alternately funny and macabre look at a Midwestern family with a very dark secret, weaving a twisted family drama of epic proportions. When a grandson brings home his girlfriend to meet the family, he uncovers the destructive nature of family secrets.

Directed by Michael Serna

Set Design - Antonio Beach

Lighting Design - Sofia Duran-Kniep

Costume Consultant - Nicholas Hirata


Michael Dale Brown, Shelly Day, Sage Delaney, David Carl Golbeck, Cody Aaron Hanify,
Peter Hilton, Mark Tillman

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April 4 - 20, 2024

Three friends, Serge, Marc and Yvan, find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting that is completely white. As the friends argue over what constitutes “art,” they are forced to ask questions not only about the nature of art, but about the nature of friendship.

Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play.

Directed by Jordana Oberman - Whitton

Set Design - Michael Serna

Lighting Design - Sofia Duran-Kniep

Costume Consultant - Nicholas Hirata


Angel Correa, Peter Hilton, Michael Serna

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May 17 - June 9, 2024

Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues, now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.

Directed by Rovin Jay

Set Design - David Scallion

Lighting Design - Donny D. Jackson

Costume Design - Sonya Randall

Sound Design - Jessie Wilson


Philip Bushell, Kyle Hill, Van Hudson Jr.,
Ja'lil Nelson, Charlize Patton, Damon Rutledge,
Taj Young

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A musicologist becomes obsessed with why Beethoven was compelled to write thirty-three distinct piano variations on a simple theme. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.

Directed by Kathy Paladino

July 12 - August 4, 2024



A look back at more than fifty years and 200 shows at Costa Mesa Playhouse. 

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