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Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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3 reviews
11 stars
The weather was rather cold.. I wore a sweater.
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16 stars
We ate at a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant called the Lantern Cafe. It's a 5 minute drive from the theater and the food was excellent.
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Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
35 ratings
3.6 average rating
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62 reviews
22 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

I found it profoundly incredible as to how all the actors could remember ALL those lines. Well done.

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21 reviews
45 stars
attended Apr 20 2012

Great little venue (75 seats) and very powerful performance. I was entertained for the entire 3 hour play.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

I absolutely loved the performance. The cast was extremely professional and knew exactly what they were doing. They knew how the story should be presented and did so with great skill that really made you get sucked into the story. You can easily...continued

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A revolutionary work of theatre by one of the world’s greatest playwrights, The Crucible dramatizes the 17th-century Salem witch trials, and was written in 1953 as an angry allegory to the anti-Communist hysteria of the time. Miller himself was questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee, found guilty of communist beliefs and convicted of “contempt of Congress” for refusing to identify others. The Crucible is a central work in the canon of American theater. Its themes continue to resonate in today’s political climate.