Eureka Day: No one is a villain

The struggle between vaxxers and anti-vaxxers in a US school

Though first staged in 2018, before the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, this is a play that speaks to the upheaval and the ethical dilemmas, personal and public, that have arisen since 2020.

Ostensibly this is a contemporary tragicomic drama about an outbreak of mumps at Eureka Day, a private elementary school in the hills of Berkeley, California: birthplace of the 1960s Free Speech Movement, and now home to ageing hippies and gentrifying tech workers. The parallels with our responses to, and anxieties over, the pandemic are rehearsed and reflected in every aspect of Spector’s dialectic.

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Eureka Day: No one is a villain

The struggle between vaxxers and anti-vaxxers in a US school Though first staged in 2018, before the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, this is a