Local playwright and screenwriter, Eric Coble is a member of the Playwrights' Unit of the Cleveland Play House. Eric Coble was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised on the Navajo and Ute reservations in New Mexico and Colorado.
THE STORY: How far would you go for your child? For Genevra and Joshua Bradley, the question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy—and everyone knows once you're in there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far…and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School. You may never look at pre-school—or pesto—the same way again… "Eric Coble's deliciously black comedy benefits from hilariously funny, psychologically astute portraits…the near-surreal spoof hits home with rib-tickling acuity…" —NY Times. "Funnier than anything on Broadway!" —NY Post. "A tidy little gem of comic insanity." —Variety. "A tour de force with physical and verbal comedy to spare." —The New Yorker. "A comedy that is, of all things, genuinely funny." —NY Newsday. "Wickedly funny." —Broadway.com.
Written by Eric Coble Directed by Kevin Kelly
Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day.
It's time to carry the banner on The Brecksville Theatre's stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsiesfeatures a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.
Written by Book by Harvey Fierstein Lyrics by Lyrics by Jack Feldman Music by Music by Alan Menken Directed by Kristin Netzband