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On Theater: Costa Mesa Playhouse gears up for 2017-18 season

On Theater: Costa Mesa Playhouse gears up for 2017-18 season

One of the major challenges facing community theaters, at least those along the Orange Coast, is securing and maintaining a performing location. Several local playhouses have nomadic histories.

The Irvine Community Theater, in which I maintained more than a passing interest, staged productions in no fewer than 10 locations during its 37-year history before finally folding its tent a decade ago.

The Huntington Beach Playhouse had a half-dozen homes, including a quarter century at the Library Theater, before losing that venue earlier this year and relocating in Westminster. And Westminster's players went through a handful of locations before securing their permanent digs in...

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