ABOUT THE SHOW: CLYDE’S
In Clyde’s, a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich. The 2022 Tony-nominated play is written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.
This season we are excited to introduce “Pay What You Want January”! For each and every performance of Clyde’s, audience members can choose to pay what they want to attend. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is excited to invite you to experience this stirring new play, and “Pay What You Want January” allows the community to invest in a new theatre experience with a manageable price point that YOU decide. The amount you pay is based on what you are able and willing to give the production, whether that is the cost of a small coffee or the bill for a large dinner. Reserve your seat online, via phone or in person as soon as individual tickets go on sale, or choose your seats today if you’re a 2023-24 Season Passholder.
RATED: R for strong language, adult themes, and explicit sexual references.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
January 19 – 28, 2024: Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
Clyde’s is proudly sponsored by Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors.
CLICK HERE for tickets. Season Flex Passes are on sale now – save up to $15 per ticket when you purchase in advance! Individual tickets go on sale July 10, 2023.
Auditions for this production took place in October.
MEET THE CAST
CLICK HERE for the cast list.
MEET THE PRODUCTION STAFF
Director | Amisha Groce
Stage Manager | Shanell Haigh
Assistant Stage Manager | Anissa Villanueva
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BEHIND THE SCENES
CLICK HERE to see how the show is brought to life at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
CLYDE’S DRAMATURGY: “SECOND CHANCES” BY NADIA GROCE & AMISHA T. GROCE
CLICK HERE for thoughtful commentary and helpful resources including articles, film, and podcast.
Community Resource Night is Thursday, January 25th: come see Clyde’s and visit the tables in our lobby for a variety of organizations that will be present to share resources with the community, including Arbor Circle, 70×7 Life Recovery, and Women’s Resource Center. Tables/lobby open at 6:30pm.
ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS
We believe that all people should experience the thrill, excitement, and storytelling of live theatre. CLICK HERE to see a variety of accessible programs and services based on the needs of our community.
Once the show has opened, you can CLICK HERE to access the show’s Digital Playbill. Why digital and not printed? This decision had many factors that went into it including the reduction of our paper footprint in an effort to be more climate-conscious as well as budgetary restrictions coming out of the pandemic. Digital Playbills remain archived long-term and can be accessed HERE.
MEDIA AND MARKETING
From promotional and production video trailers to local television and radio spots, you’ll find it all here.
CLICK HERE for the Promotional Video Trailer.
CLICK HERE for the Radio Interview on Magic 104.9 FM Grand Rapids’ #1 for Hip Hop and R&B.
CLICK HERE for the television interview on FOX17 Morning Mix with Todd Chance.
For media requests, contact Noddea Skidmore, Director of Marketing and Communications, at email@example.com.
CLYDE’S is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service