by Ground Floor Theatre

May. 16 - Jun. 01

At Clyde’s, the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff are on a quest to create the perfect sandwich while navigating their new lives on the outside and their hard-as-nails boss. The menu features loveable characters, big dreams, and a heartwarming story that’s good to the last bite! Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winner Lynn Nottage serves up a delicious comedy centering around laughs, redemption, and restorative justice. 

Review by Cliff Cunningham, Sun News Austin, May 19, 2024

Review by Joni Lorraine for Austin Broadway World, May 20, 2024

Review by Shannon G., Bat City Stage Reviews, May 26, 2024

“We are deeply thankful to Ground Floor Theatre and Lynn Nottage for the opportunity to share a narrative that delves into the lives of individuals who've navigated the prison system,” said directors Lacey and Carl Gonzales. “We hope this production fosters dialogue and breathes humanity into their experiences. For us, Clyde’s is an ode to the transformative force of creativity and the strength found within communities.”

The cast includes Yunina Barbour-Payne as Clyde, Devin Finn as Jason, Michael Galvan as Rafael, Zell Miller III as Montrellous, and Vivian Noble as Letitia.

With direction by Lacey Cannon Gonzales and Carl Gonzales, the production team includes scenic design by Maggie Armendariz, lighting design by Jacqueline Sindelar, sound design by Johann Solo, costume design by Jana Zek, properties design and set dressing by Liz Tyson, intimacy director Andy Grapko, technical direction by Kai Frazier, graphic design by Erica Morales with Astrid Rangel as Production Stage Manager and Kelsey Moringy as Stage Manager.

Age Recommendation: Thirteen and up for mature themes and language.  

About the Playwright:

Lynn Nottage is a playwright and a screenwriter, and the first woman to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Recent work includes the book for MJ the Musical (Broadway), the libretto for the Intimate Apparel Opera (LCT), and Clyde’s (Broadway, 2ST, Goodman Theater), and co-curating the performance installation The Watering Hole (Signature Theater). Past work includes Sweat, Ruined, the book for The Secret Life of Bees; Mlima's Tale; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Intimate Apparel; Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers; and POOF!. She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation in Reading, Pennsylvania. Nottage is a member of the Theater Hall of Fame, and the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship (among other awards). She is also an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

About Ground Floor Theatre:

Ground Floor Theatre (GFT) produces works focusing on historically underrepresented communities. It serves as an incubator to foster and grow new and groundbreaking works that shine a light on groups that are often overlooked. It is also a home for the Austin theatre community to come together and learn from one another in order to help Austin continue to excel as a leader in the national theatre community. For more information visit



by Lynn Nottage
Ground Floor Theatre

May 16 - June 01, 2024
Ground Floor Theatre
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX, 78702

Performances will be May 16 – June 1, 2024

Ground Floor Theatre, Springdale Rd., Austin

Performances are May 16 – June 1, 2024 at Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road, Suite 122, Austin, TX at the corner of Springdale and Airport.

Performances are Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 5:00 PM. The “First Friday” performance on May 17 includes a reception.

ASL Interpreted Performance on May 25.

Ground Floor Theatre believes in “theatre for everyone” regardless of ability to pay, so tickets are always Pay What You Can. Suggested ticket prices are $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP. VIP seating includes a reserved seat, a glass of bubbly and the assurance of helping GFT keep the Pay What You Can policy.

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