Eureka Day NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(28 Reviews)
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96%
Mixed
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Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Intelligent

About the Show

Set at a private school in Berkeley, CA, this east coast premiere from Colt Coeur dives into the vaccination debate and asks: how do you find consensus when you can’t agree on the facts?

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Masterful, Intelligent, Funny, Ambitious

See it if A very funny show that hits many emotions. If you like a really good show done well.

Don't see it if If you do not like comedies or want a musical or serious theater. Pokes fun at PC people.

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Relevant, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Funny, Exquisite

See it if Hilarious, exquisitely acted satire of a dysfunctional progressive school board. Poses questions of leadership and how to handle crisis.

Don't see it if You'll be offended by a vaccination conflict and mocking of excessively accommodating attitudes. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
August 29th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "Review: Opinions Collide in the Explosive Comedy ‘Eureka Day’: Jonathan Spector’s lively portrait of a debate over mandatory vaccinations is the perfect play for our age of disagreement."
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Time Out New York
August 30th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Under Adrienne Campbell-Holt's alert direction, Spector and the expert cast extract comic gold from the little tugs-of-war for control among the members of the committee. But in the second act, this comedy of manners yields to a serious probing of interpersonal responsibility and the limits of consideration."
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Lighting & Sound America
August 30th, 2019

"One is struck by Spector's remarkable facility for skewering his characters' affectations while allowing them their humanity. It's a pretty devastating combination and it helps to explain why " 'Eureka Day' is both loaded with laughter and armed with plenty to say about the way we live now."
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New York Stage Review
September 9th, 2019

5/5 Stars "Jonathan Spector's Cyclonically Funny Outrageous New Comedy: The invasion of the anti-vaxxers, from-where else?-Berkeley"
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New York Stage Review
August 29th, 2019

"'A comical Clash from the Current Culture Wars': A smart new comedy takes a satirical shot at the antivax issue"
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TheaterScene.net
September 6th, 2019

"Jonathan Spector's Eureka Day now at Walkerspace is a blisteringly satiric and provocative play torn right out of the headlines. Ostensibly about how one progressive elementary school handles a case of mumps due to many anti-vaxxers, the play also tackles many other hot button topics."
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Theater Pizzazz
September 5th, 2019

"'Eureka Day'.,.gives the incipient fall season a well-needed shot in the arm with its clever way of exploring the ramifications of compulsory vaccinations… Politesse in the name of political correctness has rarely been so finely shaded…Deserves a longer life."
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T
September 11th, 2019

"What could go wrong at a private school whose board of directors (all five of them) make all decisions based on consensus and have only what benefits the community at heart. What happens, indeed, when a mumps outbreak at the school forces the board to examine the facts about vaccinating infants and herd immunity?"
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Off Off Online
September 5th, 2019

"As the new member, Elizabeth Carter's Carina is just learning the ropes. Inevitably, she comes into conflict with Suzanne, whose own position, though untenable, receives sympathy in Spector's balanced script…Under Colt Coeur artistic director Adrienne Campbell-Holt, the actors' timing is impeccable."
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