Little Preschool of Horrors? “BRIGHT IDEAS” Opens at ICT

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bright-ideas-ictJust how far would you go to get your child into the right preschool? International City Theatre presents Bright Ideas, Eric Coble’s gleeful, Macbeth-ian black comedy about the nurturing instinct gone haywire. caryn desai directs ICT’s little preschool of horrors beginning August 28, with low-priced previews on August 25, 26 & 27.

In Bright Ideas, Genevra and Joshua Bradley are the parents of a three-year old who’s almost four and still wait-listed to get into Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy — despite the fact they registered him the day he was born.

Everyone knows that attending a prestigious preschool is one’s ticket to a successful future and shining career; if he doesn’t get in, he’s doomed to a life of misery. So the fretting couple takes matters into their own hands, with dire and downright Shakespearean results.

Macbeth meets MacParenting in this wickely funny comedy of homicidal proportions. You may never look at preschool – or pesto – the same way again.

Bright Ideas runs Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm August 28 through September 20, with low-price previews August 25, 26 & 27.

International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. For reservations and information call the ICT Box Office at 562-436-4610 or visit

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