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?
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