A "flavor-bomb of a new comedy"


Sept 10 - Oct 9, 2022 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 1 hour and 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

“Feisty comedy is on the menu” (Washington Post) in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s latest Broadway triumph.

Creating the perfect sandwich is the shared quest of the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of Clyde’s, a truck stop cafe. Even as the shop’s mischievous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staffers are given purpose and permission to dream—finding that “sometimes a hero is more than a sandwich” (New York Times). This stirring, masterful play from the team of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat) makes its Chicago premiere after its Tony-nominated run on Broadway.


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Critical Praise
  • “Brisk and thoroughly satisfying” — A 2021 Best Play of the Year

    - The New York Times

  • “a poignant story loaded with laugh-out-loud funny jokes”

    - The Hollywood Reporter

  • "The funniest new play to hit Broadway in years...everything about Clyde’s is just right”

    - Wall Street Journal

  • A “flavor-bomb of a new comedy”

    - Variety

  • “A winning recipe...Clyde’s is fit to order”

    - Deadline

  • “the feel-good play of the season...Nottage and Whoriskey have crafted a light, delicious medley of sustenance and flavor.”

    - Time Out

Audience Feedback
  • Lynn Nottage is one of my FAVORITE playwrights!!

    @emmaria_0812 via Instagram

  • Saw it in NYC. One of my favorite shows I’ve seen in NY this year.

    Dawn J.  via Facebook

  • Chicago folks, don't miss seeing this play, Clydes. Be sure to get your tickets ASAP!

    @KarenGens1 via Twitter

  • Lynn Nottage

    Lynn Nottage Playwright

  • Kate Whoriskey

    Kate Whoriskey Director

  • De’Adre Aziza

    De’Adre Aziza Clyde

  • Kevin Kenerly

    Kevin Kenerly Montrellous

  • Reza Salazar

    Reza Salazar Rafael

  • Nedra Snipes

    Nedra Snipes Letitia

  • Garrett Young

    Garrett Young Jason

  • Danielle Davis

    Danielle Davis Understudy

  • Lewon Johns

    Lewon Johns Understudy

  • Maya Vinice Prentiss

    Maya Vinice Prentiss Understudy

  • Arik Vega

    Arik Vega Understudy

  • Gage Wallace

    Gage Wallace Understudy

  • Takeshi Kata

    Takeshi Kata Set Designer

  • Jennifer Moeller

    Jennifer Moeller Costume Designer

  • Christopher Akerlind

    Christopher Akerlind Lighting Designer

  • Justin Ellington

    Justin Ellington Sound Designer

  • Justin Hicks

    Justin Hicks Composer

  • Nikki Blue

    Nikki Blue Production Stage Manager

  • Edward Khris Fernandez

    Edward Khris Fernandez Stage Manager

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Rachael Jimenez

    Rachael Jimenez Casting

  • Elisabeth Frankel

    Elisabeth Frankel Associate Director

  • Michelle Lopez-Rios

    Michelle Lopez-Rios Vocal Coach

  • Georgette Verdin

    Georgette Verdin Assistant Director

Enhanced Performances

Join us for any of the following accessible & enhanced performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, October 8
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance
Use code AUDIO for $30 tickets

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, October 7 at 8pm
Use code SIGN for $30 tickets

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, October 9 at 2pm
Use code OPEN for $30 tickets

Spanish Caption Spanish Subtitles Performance
Saturday, October 8 at 8pm
Use code SPANISH for $30 tickets

Learn More About Accessible & Enhanced Performances for Clyde's

*Touch Tours for the 2022/2023 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

Season Overview

Daring. Dynamic. Iconic. The 2022/2023 Season

Bold voices and vivid stories you won’t find anywhere else await you in our 2022/2023 Season. From world premieres to reimagined classics, a direct-from-Broadway smash hit and an epic revival of a Grammy Award-winning rock opera.


Clyde's Sponsors: "JP Mordan Chase & Co., Lead Corporate Sponsor. "Allstate, Major Corporate Sponsor"