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  • A. Emmanuel Leadon:
    18 Apr. 2019
    Manages to fit several wide, timely themes into such a contained, straightforward story. One scene in particular is beautifully uncomfortable and chaotic. Spector is a master of suppressing conflict. This play bluntly reminds us of the children who will be stuck with the country we're building right now.
  • Dominic Finocchiaro:
    30 Mar. 2019
    Such a phenomenal play. Equally parts side-splittingly hilarious and emotionally resonant. Tackles an incredibly relevant topic and manages to investigate it in a way that reveals a ton about our contemporary moment and the way we interact with those we disagree with. Its use of Facebook Live is ingenious, and its characters are diverse and their motivations earned and believable. Produce it!
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    28 Mar. 2019
    This play is fantastic. It’s funny and poignant and so very topical. Also, having lived in Berkeley (and raised kids there), Spector completely nails all the specifity of this environment. It was a treat to read, and would be incredible in production. Highly recommend more theaters pick this up and produce immediately!
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    28 Mar. 2019
    This play was a FINALIST for the 2017-2018 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support EUREKA DAY.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    19 Mar. 2019
    As a former teacher from a Quaker school, this satirizing of the "well-meaning-liberal-agenda gone astray" is so very on point. The group chat gone awry is one of the funniest scenes I've read in a long time, and it had me laughing uncontrollably to myself on a quiet plane. I'd love to see what that looked like in production! This is a fresh and novel group of people rendered onstage, and Spector shifts effortlessly between hilarity and poignant personal tragedy.
  • Adam Szymkowicz:
    3 Nov. 2018
    Really smart and really well built. and NOW. so very NOW. Terrific play.
  • Gary Kriewald:
    16 Aug. 2018
    Robert Frost once said, "A liberal is someone who would rather fuss with the Gordian knot than cut it." This play demonstrates the truth of his observation with subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) hilarity as it skewers the self-absorption and muddle-headedness of one subset of the coastal elites. I generally dislike plays that showcase technology/social media, but this one integrates it perfectly into the text.
  • Kevin Woodrow:
    7 Jun. 2018
    One of the most exhilarating scripts I have read in a while. Funny, moving, sharp, everything a great play should have. Plus, the best use of technology I have ever experienced theatrically. A Must-Read.
  • Donna Hoke:
    27 Apr. 2018
    I'm recommending this on the basis of only having read half because it's engaging, hilarious in its observation of humanity, and gnawing in its ability unleash all the feelings. It's hard to articulate all the ways that this play just completely and totally WORKS. Jonathan--send me Act II!! Edited to add: Just finished the entire play, and it's one of the best I've read in some time.
  • Lindsay Adams:
    6 Feb. 2018
    Eureka Day tackles current issues in a way that is truthful, funny, and moving. It addresses fake news and the distrust of media, the anti-vaxxer movement, internet discourse, and personal bias. No matter how educated people are, we still have biases. This script shows when these deeply held beliefs are challenged by facts, rather than rethinking them we often hold onto them tighter. Wonderful, powerful, blisteringly comical.