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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

August 25 - September 17, 2023

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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

October 20 - November 12, 2023

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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.


Winner the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Directed by Michael Serna

January 26 - February 18, 2024

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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 Whitton

March 22 - April 12, 2024

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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.


Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Directed by Rovin Jay

May 17 - June 9, 2024

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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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