Bright IdeasBright Ideas
By Eric Coble
May 12 - June 3, 2006

Directed by Hal Kohlman

After taking in a performance of BRIGHT IDEAS, you may never look at pre-school or pesto quite the same way again.

Carpenter Square Theatre presents the Oklahoma premiere of Eric Coble's wicked comedy about parents who would kill to get ahead on May 12 -June 3 at Stage Center, 400 W. Sheridan. All performances are in the intimate Arena Theater.

Genevra and Joshua Bradley have had to scramble all their lives to make it up the social ladder. Now their three-year-old son is put on the waiting list for Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy, the crème de la crème for the three-foot-and-under crowd.

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Determined to give their son a head start on success, they cook up a murderous scheme to guarantee him a spot at the school. After they reach their goal, they hire coaches for Pilates, elocution, drama -- anything that might help little Mac win the school's Golden Pony Achievement Award. Nothing seems to stop them on their quest for developing the perfect overachiever, and like scenes out of a farcical version of Macbeth, their lives spiral out of control as their misdeeds come back to haunt them.

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Carpenter Square Theatre is the recipient of a project assistance grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council for this production. Additional support is provided by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Allied Arts. The show is an Allied Arts City Card event.


Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas

Genevra Bradley   Emily Etherton
Joshua Bradley   Corey Whaley
Lynzie, Ensemble   Jeni White
Ross, Ensemble   Michael Gibbons
Denise, Ensemble   Colette Shrader


Director   Hal Kohlman
Set Design & Construction   Steven Gillmore
Costume Design   Dottie DeLeon
Lighting Design   Steven Gillmore
Stage Manager & Light Technician   Michelle Swink
Sound Technician   Monica Helms
Scenic Painting   Rhonda Clark
Vikki Simer
Michael Gibbons
Michelle Swink
Hal Kohlman
Properties   Rhonda Clark
Hal Kohlman
Backstage Crew   Jennifer Coon
Wig Design   Debra Reed
Poster & Ad Design   Jeni White
Photos   Rhonda Clark
CST Webmasters   Don Lusk
Phil Carlton


Jon Womastek - Mikie Park - Katherine Wolf & The Wolf Family - UCO Department of Theatre Dance and Media Arts - ABC Office Furniture

Opening Night Party Sponsor - Trattoria Il Centro



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