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WISCONSIN PREMIERE

Clyde’s

November 2-19, 2023

WRITTEN BY Lynn Nottage

DIRECTED BY Jake Penner

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“Deeply felt, quirky, and urgent, Clyde’s is a laugh riot with real meat on its bones.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

A flavor-bomb of a comedy

Just outside of Reading, PA, a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption, as they find purpose and inspiration in their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream. This flavor-bomb of a comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage makes its Wisconsin premiere following its Tony-nominated run on Broadway.

Overture Center
for the Arts

201 State St,
Madison, WI 53703

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About the show

Runtime:
100 minutes

Performance Dates:
November 2-19, 2023

Age Recommendations:
Not for children under 17

Accessibility

We strive to make our performances available to the entire community. This guiding principle captures the theater we aim to be.

We’re proud to be a resident company at Overture Center, which provides practical accessibility for a variety of needs.

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Cast
Dimonte Henning
Sean Langenecker
Dana Pellebon
Ronald Román-Meléndez
Nadja Simmonds
Creative Team
Keith Pitts
Scenic Designer
Jason Fassl
Lighting Designer
Jason Orlenko
Costume Designer
Joe Cerqua
Designer/Composer
Pam Miles
Props Master
Kevin Zimmer
Technical Director
Sarah Nicholson
Stage Manager
Abbi Hess
Asst. Stage Manager
A behind-the-scenes look at the play, featuring interviews with the cast and director Jake Penner.

Forward Theater’s comedy Clyde’s heats up hope and humor

BY LINDSAY CHRISTIANS | THE CAP TIMES

 

Artistic Associate Marcella Kearns explores the themes and inner-workings of our production of CLYDE'S by Lynn Nottage. Get insight into our production design and the creative process behind this Wisconsin premiere.

Our pre-show lectures are also presented IN-PERSON in the lobby of the Playhouse during the run - Thursdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 1:00pm.

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