Performance / BRIGHT IDEAS by Eric Coble

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." —

Written by Eric Coble Directed by Kevin Kelly

Performance dates:

  • February 8 at 7:30 PM
  • February 9 at 7:30 PM
  • February 10 at 2:00 PM
  • February 15 at 7:30 PM
  • February 16 at 7:30 PM
  • February 17 at 2:00 PM


Wesley Roj
Jeanne Madison
Molly Clay
Braelin Andrzejewsi
Robert Kowalewski
Beth Alane Gaiser