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Off-Broadway News Vineyard Updates Season to Include Lessons in Survival: 1971

David Cale's Sandra, previously planned for the current season, has been postponed.

Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre has updated its 2021-2022 season to include a full production of Lessons in Survival: 1971. Previously announced as a special event, it will now run May 25 to June 30. Tickets will go sale for members 1:00 PM April 4, and for the general public April 25 at 10:00 AM.

Directed by Tyler Thomas, the production goes back to 1971 when young poet Nikki Giovanni interviewed James Baldwin on America's first Black tonight show. It is created with and performed by The Commissary.

Previously announced for the company's current season, the world premiere of Obie winner David Cale's Sandra, will now will open Vineyard’s 2022-23 season next fall. Set to be directed by Leigh Silverman, the one-woman thriller follows the title character who works to solve the disappearance of her friend.

Vineyard's recently extended word premiere of Charly Evon Simpson's sandblasted continues at the Off-Broadway venue through March 13. The work, which opened February 27, is directed by Summer L. Williams and  tells the story of Angela and Odessa as they embark on a "sandy search for something that might not be real." Read reviews of the play here.

For more information on Vineyard's 2021-2022 season, visit

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