Vineyard Theatre, one of thousands of downtown tenants in the shadow of a blackout following the Oct. 29 landfall of Hurricane Sandy, is suspending performances of its world-premiere production of Checkers until further notice, the company announced on Oct. 30. The opening, planned for Oct. 31, has been postponed.
Vineyard Theatre is located at 108 E. 15 St., near Union Square. A blackout occurred below 38th Street starting the night of Oct. 29.
The production's new opening date will be announced along with the resumption of performances.
Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, The Vineyard's executive producer, said in a statement, "Along with countless other New Yorkers, we are assessing the aftermath of the storm and working with colleagues in the neighborhood to determine when power will be restored and when performances can resume on our stage. We appreciate everyone's resilience and understanding under these exceptional circumstances."