Clyde’s had it’s World Premiere at the Guthrie in 2019 when it was titled “Floyd’s. It then ran on Broadway from November 2021 to January 2022 which earned it a Tony Nomination. Now, in September of 2022, it makes its Chicago premiere at the Goodman Theatre. It will then play in the Mark Taper Forum in LA from November 15 to December 18th.
Four former convicts are working a sandwich shop named Clyde’s. The owner hires them because she is also an ex-convict. They work very hard because they know nobody else will hire them. After time, they come to enjoy the work and strive to make the perfect sandwich. They also bond with each other as they share their stories about where things went wrong and how they ended up in prison.
This play is hilarious. There are also some great pyrotechnics involved. Lynn Nottage (Sweat) has written a very humorous and inspiring story. By the end, you’ll want to be friends with all the workers.
Danielle Davis (Fun Home), the understudy, is superb as the fierce and relentless boss. Kevin Kenerly is so smooth as the artistic one. Reza Salazar (Clyde’s World-Premiere, Louis (FX)) is so emotional and expressive. Garrett Young is excellent as the newcomer who regrets his tattoos he did to survive in prison. Nedra Snipes is great as she struggles with her relationships.
Get tickets now for Clyde’s through October 9th!
Cost of a ticket: $70 (Middle of the Main Floor)
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother