Costa Mesa Playhouse

2016-2017 Season

The Costa Mesa Playhouse is proud to announce its 2016-2017 Season. This represents our 52nd season and we've got a lot planned. We're presenting five fabulous shows. Stay tuned for more details!

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Of Mice and Men

Jul 29 - Aug 21 2016 George and his physically powerful but simple-minded companion, Lennie, are migrant ranch workers in central California during the Great Depression. On the run from trouble and faced by a bleak reality, they still dream of saving enough money to buy a piece of land and a home of their own.

Red Scare On Sunset

Sep 9 - Oct 2 2016 In a campy, flamboyant spoof of the1950s Hollywood blacklist, film star Mary Dale (traditionally played by a female impersonator) finds that the Red Menace has invaded her own bedroom when her husband is lured into a communist cell by way of a method acting class and becomes part of a left wing plot to abolish the Hollywood star system. Warning: may contain parallels to America's current political climate.

The Addams Family

Oct 28 - Nov 20 2016 It is a time of crisis for the delightfully ghoulish family created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Gomez and Morticia's daughter Wednesday is growing up. Now eighteen, she has fallen in love with a "normal" boy, and to make matters worse, has invited him and his parents over for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must confront the one horrible thing they've managed to avoid for generations -- change.

A Piece of My Heart

Feb 3 - Feb 26 2017 Inspired by the book of the same name, an oral history of women who served in Vietnam, this is the true story of six of those women - four nurses, a Red Cross worker and a country western singer - spanning 20 years, from young idealists unprepared for the horrors of war, through their lifelong struggles to come to term with their experiences. Named "The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation" by The Vietnam Vets Association.

The Fantasticks

Mar 31 - Apr 30 2017 The longest-running musical in the world, "'The Fantasticks"' is a whimsical, romantic, bittersweet tale spun by the mysterious, enigmatic El Gallo, about young lovers and meddling fathers and the wonderful, thrilling, heartbreaking journey we take to learn how to truly love. A timeless fable both nostalgic and universal.

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