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Eureka Day

From 28 member  reviews
Members say: 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? More…

From the show:

Carina has just enrolled her son at EUREKA DAY School in Berkeley, CA, where all decisions are made by consensus, diversity and inclusion are valued, and vaccinations are a personal matter. As a freshman member of the private school’s board of directors—one position is always reserved for a new parent so no one gets too calcified in their thinking—she is thrown into the deep end when a mumps outbreak hits the school, forcing parents to choose between their own personal beliefs and what might be best for the community. Opening the discussion up to online trolls during a Facebook Live meeting only moves the committee further away from answering EUREKA DAY’s—and our era’s—most pressing question: how do you find consensus when you can’t agree on the facts?


Member Reviews (28)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Intelligent

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Indulgent, Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a strong-ensemble cast to explore parenting and vaccine anxiety from a smart, somewhat-layered point of view

Don't see it if you want a play that feels like it digs deep and examines things with more rigor and less humor


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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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 l...
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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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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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