Helen Hunt to star in satire at the Aged Vic about ‘a remarkably contagious virus’

Helen Hunt is to star in a “wince-inducing” satire at the Aged Vic in London, about a neighborhood split by their views on vaccination.

Eureka Working day, about a mumps outbreak at a college in California, is described by the theatre’s artistic director, Matthew Warchus, as “a extremely funny, clever and believed-provoking new participate in set amidst the panic of a hugely contagious virus”. Jonathan Spector’s 2018 drama also explores the frenzy of trolling as mother and father struggle to reach a consensus on obligatory vaccination.

It will be the European premiere of the engage in, which experienced its very first staging at the Aurora theatre in Berkeley, California and turned an off-Broadway strike. Katy Rudd will immediate the present, which is co-made by Sonia Friedman Productions and will open in September. Friedman also co-manufactured the Previous Vic’s recent political satire The 47th by Mike Bartlett starring Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump.

Warchus termed Eureka Working day a “brilliantly wince-inducing, chortle-out-loud, well timed and volatile satire”. Acquiring directed Hunt in the 1993 New York generation of Yasmina Reza’s Lifetime x 3, he claimed “it’s definitely a joy to be welcoming her to the Previous Vic for this breathtaking production”.

Hunt’s theatrical credits involve Twelfth Night on Broadway (as Viola) in 1998. An Oscar winner for As Superior As It Will get, she is also regarded for her roles in the films What Women Want, Solid Absent and Fork out It Ahead. She has considering that co-composed, developed and directed two movies, Then She Observed Me and Experience.

Even further casting for Eureka Day is nonetheless to be announced.

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