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132 Star Starred
Costa Mesa Playhouse
at Rea Elementary School 661 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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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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19 reviews
57 stars
Be sure to visit the costume room and snack bar for some great snacks and coffee.
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"The Woman in Black"
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4.3 average rating
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60 reviews
19 stars
attended Oct 30 2009

These 2 actors are INCREDIBLE !!! How do they remember all those lines? Pure love put into their work. Sure did send chills up and down my spine at times. Excellent fun. I will see it again.

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6 stars
attended Nov 14 2009

Ther production got off to a slow start but as the plot developed it swept us away.

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13 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 22 2009

This play was quite the surprise for many reasons, but we'll start with the direction (which was exceptional)! I knew nothing about the story line of the play before seeing it, but I was pleasantly blown away by the acting (which was superb),...continued

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Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the Book by Susan Hill

Directed by Stephen Hulsey

Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, hires a theatre and the services of a professional actor to help him re-enact, and thereby hopefully exorcise, a ghostly event which befell him many years previously with horrifyingly tragic results. Still running in London’s West End after 20 years, The Woman In Black treads in the footsteps of the classic ghost story, following the tradition of Charles Dickens and Henry James. It relies on atmosphere, a vivid sense of place, on hints and glimpses and suggestions, on what is shadowy, heard and sometimes only half-seen, to chill the audience’s blood to the marrow. Not for the faint of heart.

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.