by Lynn Nottage

March 28-April 20; Previews March 26-27

Step into the heart of Clyde’s, where a truck stop sandwich shop becomes the stage for redemption and resilience. Led by an enigmatic chef who believes in the transformative power of the perfect sandwich, a diverse cast of formerly incarcerated kitchen staff find hope and purpose amidst the challenges of their pasts and the pressures of their callous owner. This Tony Award®-nominated masterpiece serves up a hilarious and poignant exploration of radical imagination, restorative justice, and the healing bonds of food, reminding us that sometimes heroes emerge from the most unexpected places.

“This play is totally lit. Raucous, bawdy and full of surprises.” – Chicago Sun Times

“Deeply felt, quirky, and urgent, Clyde’s is a laugh riot with real meat on its bones.” – The New York Times



“(Nottage) fuses her storytelling once again to a social issue desperately in need of illumination… (a) highly entertaining comedy of kitchen nightmares.” -THE WASHINGTON POST

…[a] flavor-bomb of a comedy about survival, second chances, and digesting whatever life serves up…a subversion of familiar genres, including drawing room comedy and workplace drama, and the value judgments conventionally inherent to them. By nature of her composition, Nottage also questions which sorts of rooms and people have previously been considered worthy of sustained attention.” — Variety.


by Lynn Nottage

On Mainstage March 28-April 20
Previews March 26-27

Opening Night: Friday, March 28, 2025 at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. | Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays 2 p.m. and  8 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.

Clyde’s - Special Events

Talkback with Actors:
Sunday, April 6 after the 2 p.m. show

For patrons requiring elevator access or extra assistance with stairs and/or are interested in a
Sensory-Friendly theatre experience please click here.

Hippodrome Gainesville FLORIDA

Contact the Box Office (352 375 4477) or email for Accessible Seating 

Strong adult language and discussion of mature topics, including sex, substance abuse and illegal activities.
Recommendation: Clyde’s is suitable for older teenage and adult audiences only.  

Our 112-year-old elevator has reached the end of its life and has been permanently closed. To ensure continued accessibility to live theatre experiences while awaiting the installation of a new elevator, the Hippodrome is introducing an initiative—“Alternate Access Theatre.” Please click here for more information. Performances will take place on our 2nd Stage/Hipp Cinema, located on the first floor, accommodating individuals requiring elevator access or extra assistance with stairs.


Clyde’s” will be presented with adaptions to fit the smaller stage. 

Saturday, April 19, 2025 at 2 pm
Saturday, April 19, 2025 at 8 pm  (Sensory Friendly
Sunday, April 20, 2025 at 2 pm

Please contact our Box Office to make a reservation (352 375 4477) or email

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"Clyde’s" in the News

Picture Gallery

Pictures by Michael A. Eaddy

Opening Night

“Clyde’s” is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service imprint. (

World Premiere by the Guthrie Theater
Originally commissioned by Joe Dowling and produced by Joseph Haj, Artistic Directors
Broadway Premiere produced by Second Stage Theater, New York, 2021
(Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Khady Kamara, Executive Director)