Passing Strange Tony nominee De’Adre Aziza stars in the title role of Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's Clyde's beginning September 10 in Chicago.
Kate Whoriskey, who helmed the play's 2021 Tony-nominated Broadway premiere, again directs. Performances continue through October 9 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre prior to a November 15-December 18 engagement at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum.
Aziza plays the hot-tempered Clyde, whose eponymous truck stop café’s kitchen staff of formerly incarcerated people dream of creating the perfect sandwich. She is joined by Kevin Kenerly as Montrellous, Reza Salazar as Rafael, Nedra Snipes as Letitia, and Garrett Young as Jason. Understudies include Danielle Davis, Lewon Johns, Maya Vinice Prentiss, Arik Vega, and Gage Wallace.
“I am beyond thrilled to be returning to the Goodman Theatre, which has been so instrumental in nurturing me [as] a theatre artist,” said playwright Nottage in an earlier statement. “I can’t wait to share Clyde’s with the Chicago community, and with audiences in Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group later this fall.”
The productions also have set design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Justin Ellington, and compositions by Justin Hicks. Casting is by Lauren Port and Rachael Jimenez, and Nikki Blue is the production stage manager.
Tickets for the Goodman presentation are available at GoodmanTheatre.org. Subscriptions for the 2022-2023 season at the Mark Taper Forum, which includes Clyde’s, are currently available at CenterTheatreGroup.org.
Look back at the Broadway production of Clyde's below: