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Loyola University Enrolls In A Little Preschool of Horrors With Eric Coble’s Bright Ideas

Loyola press release - January 26, 2007

(New Orleans)— Parents, would-be parents, or anyone who remembers Ozzie and Harriet or the Huxtables will get a kick out of Eric Coble’s gleeful Macbeth-ian black comedy Bright Ideas. Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and director Benjamin Clement revel in a vision of the nurturing instinct gone haywire. The play will run in the Lower Depths Theater at Loyola University New Orleans , 6363 St. Charles Avenue, on February 8, 9, 10, 12, and 13., at 8 p.m., and on February 11, at 2 p.m.

How far would you go for your child? Answering this question, Bright Ideas romps through the saga of Genevra and Joshua Bradley, anxious parents of a 3-year-old boy, whom they are resolved to shower with every possible advantage. At the top of their list is enrolling little Mac in Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy, the top preschool (facilities include an Olympic-size pool that's three feet deep). Although the Bradleys registered their son for Bright Ideas on the day he was born, he's still stuck on the waiting list, so the fretting couple takes matters into their own hands, with dire and downright Shakespearean results.

You may never look at pre-school or pesto the same way again! Macbeth meets MacParenting in this new comedy of homicidal proportions. The New York Post exclaims it is “funnier than anything on Broadway.” “A tidy gem of comic insanity “ describes Variety.

Tickets are $12 general admission, and $7 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available. Please call (504) 865-2074 for information.