State Theatre Company South Australia presents

Eureka Day

By Jonathan Spector

Season Finished
Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

This may be a difficult conversation


Prepare to be triggered into fits of laughter by Eureka Day, an extremely funny and ultimately thoughtful new comedy” – ★★★★★ New York Stage Review

A rip-roaring, insightful production – one built for our fractured time” – ★★★★★ DC Theater Scene

Blisteringly satiric and provocative play (which) may just prove to be the best play of the year, certainly one of the most challenging and engrossing” – TheatreScene

A carefully orchestrated symphony of chaos.” – Washington Post


The hottest new comedy sensation coming out of New York is about to explode in Adelaide. A smash hit that demonstrates that the twin masks of the theatre – comedy and tragedy – will always be close cousins. What would happen if you combined the high farce of Black Is The New White, the wit and whimsy of Ripcord with the pathos and emotional kick of the duelling families in The Slap and lasered down on some of the most incendiary issues of our age? You’d get Jonathan Spector’s riotous and jaw-droppingly genius play, Eureka Day.

The Eureka Day School in Berkeley, California, is a bastion of progressive ideals: inclusivity, equality and social justice. All decisions are made by consensus, resulting in some very long meetings. But when a viral outbreak occurs at the school, parents are divided on a particularly prescient issue… vaccination.

Former Artistic Director (and recent star of Hibernation), Rosalba Clemente lights the fuse on what The New York Times called “the perfect play for our age of disagreement”. With a knockout cast including the star of Underbelly, Blue Heelers and ANZAC Girls, Caroline Craig, beloved Australian comedian and star of Certified Male and The Big Gig’s Glynn Nicholas, Sara Zwangobani (The Lord of the Rings), Juanita Navas-Nguyen (Bluey) and Matt Hyde (Macbeth), Eureka Day is the perfect heading-into-Christmas comedy to wrap up the 2021 Season.


Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)
Content: Contains coarse language and adult themes
Age guide: 15+

  • Director

    Rosalba Clemente
  • Set & Costume Designer

    Meg Wilson
  • Lighting Designer

    Mark Shelton
  • AV Design & Content

    Chris Petridis
  • Composer

    Stuart Day
  • Sound Designer

    Andrew Howard
  • Performer

    Caroline Craig
  • Performer

    Glynn Nicholas
  • Performer

    Juanita Navas-Nguyen
  • Performer

    Matt Hyde
  • Performer

    Sara Zwangobani


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Join our esteemed panel on Monday 25 October for our Tangent Talk on Eureka Day. Click here to book.

Subscriber Briefing

2021 Subscribers are invited to join us on Monday 8 November for an exclusive Subscriber Briefing to learn more about the creation of the show.

Post Show Q&As

We hold Q&As with our artists and creative teams so that you can ask questions about the production.


Captioned Performances

Wednesday 24 November 11am and 6.30pm

Audio Described Performances and Pre-Show Briefing

Saturday 20 November, 1pm briefing, 2pm performance – Click here to book
Monday 22 November, 5.30pm briefing, 6.30pm performance (with a post show Q and A) – Click here to book

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Venue Access

Eureka Day is being held at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.

The recommended Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre drop off zone is at the northern end of the Riverbank Footbridge on War Memorial Drive (walk across the Footbridge to Dunstan Playhouse) or at the Intercontinental Hotel (walk north between the Intercontinental Hotel and Railway Station along the lane way to the Riverbank). There is also a drop off area and two accessible car spaces on lower Festival Drive, accessible from the west via Montefiore Road.

Getting to the Venue

Adelaide Festival Centre is easily accessible by public transport, including the tram (stop at Railway Station), trains, buses and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

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