<i>Bright Ideas</i>

Photo by Scott McWhirter Amira Judeh, Joseph “Chepe” Lockett and Lindsey Jones


Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 6, 3 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19 2016
$16 to $18

Location Info:

Theatre Southwest
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX  77063
Double, double toil and trouble: A new take on old Macbeth, on the double. Theatre Southwest is offering up a modern twist on an Elizabethan standard with Eric Coble’s Bright Ideas, which is marketed as a black comedy about elite preschools and loosely based on the Bard’s work. Director John Patterson credits his extensive experience with the doomed Scot as a reason he got hired (he’s done it twice in two years). For those less familiar with MacDuff and the gang, fear not: “I actually don’t think its necessary to know [Macbeth] at all,” he says. “There are a lot of callbacks; he borrows a couple of the lines as little ‘gotchas’ — but you could go into this knowing nothing and still have a pretty good time.”

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. November 6. Through November 19. 8944-A Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit theatresouthwest.org. $16 to $18.

[Organizer's description:] Theatre Southwest presents Bright Ideas by Eric Coble directed by John Patterson. This spoof on Shakespeare's Macbeth asks, "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…


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