Costa Mesa Playhouse


2021-2022 Season

Costa Mesa Playhouse celebrates its 56th season with a bold, diverse selection of plays and musicals - the kind of electrifying theater that has become our signature.

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Title

Dates

Synopsis

Play Page

Silent Sky

Sep 24 - Oct 17 2021 The poignant true story of a woman's dedication to the stars, and the human touch that makes life under a vast universe beautiful and timeless.

The true story of early 20th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, a brilliant, headstrong pioneer who struggled for recognition in the male-dominated world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. "Silent Sky" explores a woman's place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women's ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them.

A celestial romance and true story of discovery.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Mar 18 - Apr 10 2022 One of the greatest plays of the 20th Century by one of America's great playrights.

Widely considered his greatest work, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" is set in a sweltering New Orleans, where a wilted Southern belle collides with the dysfunctional marriage of her sweet sister and brutish brother-in-law.

Winner of two Tony Awards and the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised]

May 13 - Jun 5 2022 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors.

All 37 plays in under two hours! Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. London's longest-running comedy.

Noises Off

Jul 8 - Jul 31 2022 Noises Off by Michael Frayn

Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines!

Called "the funniest farce ever written," Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On, in which everything goes wrong, with doors slamming and on-and-offstage intrigue all figuring into the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

The Whale

Sep 2 - Sep 25 2022 The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter

The story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.

Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the tale of a six-hundred-pound recluse hiding away in his apartment and slowly eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen.

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