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Clyde's

March 24 - April 23, 2023

On Sale: January 22, 2023

A play by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Taylor Reynolds

A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The Huntington Theatre
264 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115

 

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Show Synopsis: 

Playwright Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined) returns to Boston with her most recent Broadway hit. A truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shops callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by the enigmatic, zen-like chef and his belief in the possibility of the perfect sandwich. Funny, moving, and urgent, Clyde’s shows Lynn Nottage’s “genius for bringing politically charged themes to life by embodying them in ordinary characters living ordinary lives” (The Wall Street Journal).

“Critic’s Pick. (A) delightful new play. Though it’s still about dark things, including prison, drugs, homelessness and poverty, it somehow turns them into bright comedy.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES 

“(Nottage) fuses her storytelling once again to a social issue desperately in need of illumination… (a) highly entertaining comedy of kitchen nightmares.”

THE WASHINGTON POST

“The characters that Nottage creates are vivid and just as enticing as the food, making you want to follow their stories when they leave the stage. This show is raucous, bawdy and full of surprises.”

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“…a poignant story about worker solidarity and the meaning of second chances, loaded with laugh-out-loud funny jokes. Under the assured and inspired direction of veteran Nottage collaborator Kate Whoriskey, the play is an absolutely thrilling experience.”

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER