Vineyard Theatre presents Checkers, a play by Academy Award nominated writer Douglas McGrath (Bullets Over Broadway), directed by Terry Kinney (Reasons To Be Pretty, After Ashley), now playing through Sunday, December 2.
CHECKERS features Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Anthony LaPaglia (A View From the Bridge, "Without A Trace") as Richard Nixon and Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe (Speed of Darkness, "Law and Order: Criminal Intent") as Pat Nixon.
It’s 1952. A young Richard Nixon is campaigning as his party’s candidate for Vice-President - his wife, Pat, proudly at his side - when an accusation of financial impropriety almost ends his promising career. In a momentous speech, he takes charge of his fate, and changes the character of American politics forever. Checkers is a revelatory look at Nixon’s drive, history, and most surprisingly, his marriage to Pat – all of which are explored with insight, blistering wit and unexpected tenderness.
The cast of Checkers also includes Kelly Coffield Park, Joel Marsh Garland, Kevin O'Rourke, John Ottavino, Mark Shanahan, Lewis J. Stadlen and Robert Stanton.
The creative team for Checkers includes Neil Patel (scenic design), Sarah J. Holden (costume design), David Weiner (lighting design), Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (music and sound design), and Darrel Maloney (projection design).
Now scheduled through December 2nd, Checkers performs Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. (no performance on Thanksgiving Day).
Tickets are $20-$75 (Premium tickets are $100) and can be purchased by calling The Vineyard box office at 212-353-0303 or online at www.vineyardtheatre.org. Rush tickets are available for $20 two hours prior to curtain on the day of the performance, based on availability, cash only, limit two per person.
One of the nation's leading non-profit theatre companies dedicated to new plays and musicals and bold new programming, The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works and is thrilled to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season. Vineyard Theatre’s leadership includes Douglas Aibel (Artistic Director), Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell (Executive Producer), Sarah Stern (Co-Artistic Director), and Michael Page (General Manager).