Lynn Nottage wrote “Clyde’s,” which begin its run at the Mark Taper Forum in November. (photo by Rosemarie Clausen)
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey bring their latest Broadway show, “Clyde’s,” to Los Angeles, launching as part of Center Theatre Group’s 2022-2023 Season. “Clyde’s” will appear at the Mark Taper Forum Nov. 15-Dec. 18. “Clyde’s” is co-production with Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
“‘Clyde’s was a highlight of last year’s Broadway season, and our partnership with the Goodman Theatre allows us to bring this outstanding production to Los Angeles,” said Center Theatre Group managing director and CEO Meghan Pressman. “Clyde’s’ will be the second time we have produced Lynn’s work in Los Angeles, and we are thrilled to bring this bold, engaging and entertaining play to our audiences for its West Coast premiere.”
The cast features Tony Award-nominated actress De’Adre Aziza as the hot-tempered Clyde, whose eponymous truck stop café’s kitchen staff of formerly incarcerated people – Kevin Kenerly (Montrellous), Reza Salazar (Rafael), Nedra Snipes (Letitia) and Garrett Young (Jason) – dreams of creating the perfect sandwich.
“I am thrilled to work with Tony-nominated De’Adre Aziza, Nedra Snipes and Garrett Young – as well as continue developing this play with original collaborators Reza Salazar and Kevin Kenerly,” Whoriskey said.
Tickets will be available soon at centertheatregroup.org/tickets/mark-taper-forum/2021-2/clydes. The Mark Taper Forum is located at 135 N. Grand Ave.