Costa Mesa Playhouse

The Costa Mesa Playhouse presents

A New Brain

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Jack Millis
Musical Direction by Stephen Hulsey
Choreography by Nicki Peek
Stage Manager Nicole Thomas



Stephen Hulsey


Eric Anderson


Allison McGuire


Adriana Sanchez

The Homeless Woman

Jessica Elisabeth

The Minister

Griffin Runnels

The Doctor

Mark Phillips

Nancy D.

Noelle Carney


Jon Peterson

Mr. Bungee

Stan Morrow

The Play

While undergoing emergency brain surgery, a songwriter with writer's block hallucinates a surrealistic musical-within-a-musical starring the people in his life. Based on William Finn's own experience with a life-threatening neurological disorder.


February 2nd - March 4th, 2018
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm.
Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm.


The Costa Mesa Playhouse
661 Hamilton Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Request Tickets
Please join the cast and crew for post-show a discussion of A New Brain.
The talkback will be Friday February 16th immediately after the show.

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