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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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2 reviews
4 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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"Blithe Spirit"
39 ratings
4.5 average rating
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30 reviews
19 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

The performance was very enjoyable and the acting was some of the best I have seen at the Costa Mesa Playhouse.

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26 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

The sets and lighting were excellent. Acting was good. The play was very tedious and the theater was too warm. Toward the end of the 3 hours I was very sleepy. A better ending would be that the husband would be convicted of murdering his second...continued

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 02 2011

The play was great. There were several moments that were very funny. Well done, CMP

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A smash hit on London and New York stages when it premiered in 1941, and recently revived on Broadway with Angela Lansbury, this delightful ghostly romp from the outrageous mind of playwright-director-actor-composer-singer and flamboyant wit Noel Coward spins the tale of novelist Charles Condomine, whose late first wife, Elvira, is summoned during a séance by eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati. Seen only by Charles, Elvira’s mischievous spirit remains to haunt him and disrupt his current marriage

About the Ticket Supplier: Costa Mesa Playhouse

The Costa Mesa Playhouse is a 73-seat, not-for-profit, Community Theater that has been serving greater Orange County for over 40 years. The Playhouse is dedicated to presenting affordable, quality, live theater in a comfortable and intimate setting, and to offering the talented actors, singers, dancers, and stage craftspeople of Orange County a welcoming environment in which to practice their craft. With a season running from September through June and five productions per season, the Playhouse offers a diverse array of plays and musicals to our theatergoing public.