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A 2021 BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR! "A BRIGHT AND DELIGHTFUL NEW COMEDY!"
â JESSE GREEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES
âTHE FUNNIEST NEW PLAY TO HIT BROADWAY IN YEARS!"
âTERRY TEACHOUT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
âUNDER THE INSPIRED DIRECTION OF KATE WHORISKEY, CLYDE'S IS AN ABSOLUTELY THRILLING EXPERIENCE. LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY!â
âLOVIA GYARKYE, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
CRITIC'S PICK! ââââ âLYNN NOTTAGE AND DIRECTOR KATE WHORISKEY HAVE CRAFTED A DELICIOUS MEDLEY OF FLAVOR!â
âADAM FELDMAN, TIME OUT NEW YORK
In this stirring new play from the team of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat), a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shopâs 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. Youâll want a seat at the table for this funny, moving, and urgent play. Itâs an example of Nottageâs âgenius for bringing politically charged themes to life by embodying them in ordinary characters living ordinary livesâ (The Wall Street Journal).
Supported by Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and by Terry and Bob Lindsay, with additional support provided by American Express.World Premiere by the Guthrie Theater. Originally commissioned by Joe Dowling and produced by Joseph Haj, Artistic Directors.
Ron Cephas JonesÂ will not be appearing in the following performances: 12/17, 12/18 (matinee and evening), 12/19 (matinee).
âÂ Ron Cephas Jones will notÂ be appearing at this performance.
recent credits include the opera adaptation of Intimate Apparel, an Opera (Lincoln Center Theater), Floydâs (Guthrie), The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic). Upcoming: MJ (Broadway). Plays include Mlimaâs Tale, Sweat (Pulitzer Prize, Obie, Evening Standard Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lilly Award); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, Obie, Lortel, NY Drama Criticsâ Circle, AUDELCO, Drama Desk and OCC awards); Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and NYDCC awards). TV: Writer/producer: She's Gotta Have It (Netflix). PEN/Laura Pels Master Playwright Award, Doris Duke Artist Award, Merit and Literature Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, MacArthur âGenius Grantâ Fellowship, a Guggenheim Grant, Lucille Lortel Fellowship, Associate Professor at Columbia, and Member of the Dramatist Guild.
most recent directing credits include All the Natalie Portmans at MCC, Floydâs at the Guthrie and Benjamin Brittenâs Turn of the Screw at Mannes Opera. Broadway credits include Sweat at Studio 54, and The Miracle Worker at Circle in the Square. Off Broadway: Songs for a New World (Encores Off Center), The Cardinal,Â How I Learned to Drive (Second Stage),Â RuinedÂ (MTC),Â Her RequiemÂ (Lincoln CenterÂ Theater), Aubergine, FabulationÂ andÂ Inked BabyÂ (Playwrights Horizons) and The Piano Teacher (Vineyard), among others. Regional credits include productions at the Guthrie Theater, the Goodman Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep., Sundance Theatre Lab, Shakespeare Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Center Stage and Arena Stage among others.Â Her opera direction has been seen at the Mannes Opera, Theatre du Chatelet in Paris and Teatro Municipal in Brazil.Â
isâŻanâŻaward-winningâŻactress whose work spans television, film, and theatre.âŻâŻCurrently, Aduba can be seen in the critically acclaimed, EmmyÂŽ-winning drama series, In Treatment, on HBO and HBO Max, and in the Amazon Studiosâ anthology series, Solos. She is perhaps most recognized for herÂ role as Crazy Eyes on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, for which she won two Emmy Awards. She is one of only two actors to win an Emmy Award in both the comedy and drama categories for the same role. Her third Emmy Award win was for portrayingÂ Shirley Chisholm in the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America.Â
On stage, Aduba made her Broadway debut in Coram Boy in 2007, followed by the hit musical revival of Godspell in 2011. A graduate of Boston University School of Fine Arts, Aduba appeared at Bostonâs Huntington Theatre and A.R.T. where she received the Elliot Norton Award for Best Actress in a Play. She made her West End Theatre debut in Jean Genet's The Maids, directed by Jamie Lloyd and co-starring Laura Carmichael and Zawe Ashton. Aduba was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for her work in the Kennedy Center/Olney Theater production of Translations of Xhosa. Other theater credits include Dessa Rose at the New Repertory Theatre, Turnado: Rumble for the Ring at the Bay Street Theater, and Abyssinia at the Goodspeed Theatre. Aduba also appeared in the NBC Live production of The Wiz, which also featured Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Amber Riley, and David Alan Grier.Â
Her film credits includeÂ American Pastoral (2016), Showing Roots (2016), My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), Candy Jar (2018) and Miss Virginia (2019).Â She recentlyÂ signed a multi-year producing deal with CBS Studios, andÂ will star in and executive produce a new drama series titled Low Country alongside Robert and Michelle King. She will soon begin production on Netflix's limited series Painkillers opposite Matthew Broderick.
RON CEPHAS JONES
is best known for his Emmy-winning, and three-time nominated, performance as William on the hit series, This is Us. Ron's other acclaimed television work includes starring opposite Octavia Spencer in Appleâs thriller drama series, Truth Be Told.Â Ron can also be seen in Huluâs Looking for Alaska; as the scene-stealing inspiration for Dolemite in the Netflix film opposite Eddie Murphy; and in Liseyâs Story opposite Julianne Moore for Apple. His other powerful television work includes Luke Cage, Mr. Robot and The Get Down. Upcoming he will appear in the second season of Truth Be Told.
With Second Stage Theater, Ron has appeared in the acclaimed production of Between Riverside and Crazy at the Kiser and in WildflowerÂ at 2ST Uptown.Â His many other stage credits include Of Mice and Men (Broadway), Prometheus Bound (Getty Villa), Head of PassesÂ (Steppenwolf), Hurt Village, Two Trains RunningÂ (Signature); Titus Andronicus, SatellitesÂ (NYSF); AjaxÂ (ART); As You Like It, The TempestÂ (BAM/Old Vic London); The OverwhelmingÂ (Roundabout); The Wooden BreeksÂ (MCC); The Heart is a Lonely HunterÂ (Alliance); Richard IIIÂ (Public Theater, NY); The Exonerated; OthelloÂ (Royal Theatre, London); Our Lady of 121st Street; Jesus Hopped the A TrainÂ (LABryinth); Storefront ChurchÂ (Atlantic Theater).Â
Edmund Donovan last appeared as Joe in Greater Clements at Lincoln Center, a performance which garnered him a Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Obie Award. Previous theater credits include: Lewiston/Clarkston (Drama Desk Nomination, Clive Barnes Award; Rattlestick), The Snow Geese (MTC/MCC), Xander Xyst, Dragon: 1 (Ars Nova). Film/TV credits include: Glob Lessons, The Vizitant, Akron, âBetty,â âHigh Fidelity,â âHightown,â âThe Blacklist,â "Blue Bloods,â âUnforgettable,â âOrange is the New Black.â Upcoming: âGossip Girlâ (HBO Max). Edmund is a graduate of Boston University, LAMDA and Yale School of Drama
began his acting career as a child in Latin America, working with his mother as clowns. Broadway: Sweat (Studio 54). Off-Broadway: Richard II, Mobile Unitâs The Tempest, Oedipus El Rey (Public Theater) My MaĂąana Comes (Lortel Award Nomination). He appeared regionally in the world premiere of Floydâs by Lynn Nottage (Guthrie Theatre), Sweat (Arena Stage). His TV credits include: âThe Accidental Wolf,â (Topic) âUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,â âDaredevil,â (Netflix) âThe Blacklist,â âBelieve,â âLaw & Orderâ and âLaw & Order: Criminal Intentâ (NBC), "Louie," (FX) "The Knick," (Cinemax). Rezaâs film credits include: The Imperialists Are Still Alive, See Girl Run, The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz. Reza is also a musician who has performed in venues such as Joeâs Pub at The Public Theater
making her Broadway debut, earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her starring role in the MCC Theater play, All The Natalie Portmans. Other theater credits include Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven, The New Englanders, Syncing Ink, and Pretty Hunger. On screen she starred in the winner of Sundance 2018âs Short Film Jury Awards US Fiction, Hair Wolf, and was featured on HBOâs âRandom Acts of Flynessâ as well as the Amazon feature, Chemical Hearts. Â
TAKESHI KATA (SCENIC DESIGN)
Broadway: Derren Brownâs Secret. Recent Off Broadway: Man From Nebraska (Second Stage), Cambodian Rock Band (Signature), Office Hour (Public), Until the Flood (Rattlestick), Forever (NYTW), Gloria (Vineyard), Through a Glass Darkly (Atlantic), Regional: Alley, Berkeley Rep, Geffen, Goodman, Hartford Stage, Kirk Douglas, La Jolla, Taper, Old Globe, Steppenwolf, Williamstown, Yale Rep and more. Obie and Jeff awards. Drama Desk, Ovation, San Francisco Critics Circle, TBA and Barrymore award nominations. Kata is an Associate Professor at University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts.
JENNIFER MOELLER (COSTUME DESIGN)
(Costume Design) Recent credits: âDickinsonâ (Apple TV+),Â SweatÂ (Broadway),Â Wrong Man (MCC), Mlimaâs TaleÂ (Public),Â Tiny Beautiful ThingsÂ (Public), Floydâs (Guthrie), Cardinal (2nd Stage), AubergineÂ (PlaywrightsÂ Horizons), CandideÂ (LA Opera), La BohĂ¨meÂ (KennedyÂ Center). Jennifer has designed productions for Signature Theater; Shakespeare in the Park; Manhattan Theatre Club; Womenâs Project; Primary Stages, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, The Old Globe, Williamstown TheatreÂ Festival, McCarter, Baltimore Center Stage, Yale Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, MunicipalÂ Theater of Santiago, Chile, OpĂŠraÂ National de Bordeaux,Â ThĂŠĂ˘treÂ du Capitole de Toulouse, and others
CHIRSTOPHER AKERLIND (LIGHTING DESIGN)
(Lighting Design) Recent: Paula Vogelâs new play Indecent, Stingâs musical The Last Ship, Rocky The Musical, The Gershwinâs Porgy and Bess on Broadway, and Fire Shut Up In My Bones at the Metropolitan Opera. A two time Tony Award winner, he is the recipient of an Obie for Sustained Excellence, three Drama Desk Awards, the Merrit Award in Design and Collaboration, and many others. Currently serves on the faculty of the CALARTS School of Theater.
JUSTIN ELLINGTON (SOUND DESIGN)
Justin Ellington is an award winning sound designer whose work has been featured on stages nationally and internationally on Broadway and off. Broadway credits include: Pass Over, Other Desert Cities. Off- Broadway theaters include: Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center, ArsNova, New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theater, Theatre for a New Audience and others. Additional theaters include: Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie, The Royal Shakespeare Company (UK), and The Old Vic (UK).
JUSTIN HICKS (ORIGINAL MUSIC)
is a Drama Desk-nominated singer-songwriter, and sound artist.Â Heâs worked with notable artists such as Abigail DeVille, Kaneza Schaal, Meshell Ndegeocello, Hilton Als, Bill T. Jones, and Steffani Jemison.Â His work has been featured at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,Â The Public,Â Baryshnikov Art Center, Festival steirischer herbst (Graz, AT), and The Albertinum Museum (Dresden, DE). Hicks was a member of Kara Walkerâs 6-8 Months Space and holds a culinary diploma from ICE in New York City.Â Â
COOKIE JORDAN (HAIR AND WIG DESIGN)
Broadway: Once on This Island; Sunday in theÂ Park With George; In Transit; Eclipsed; SideÂ Show; After Midnight; Fela!; A View From the Bridge. Off-Broadway: In the Blood, TheÂ Death of the Last Black Man in the WholeÂ Entire WorldÂ (Signature Theatre); PublicÂ WorksâÂ Hercules, Ainât No Moâ, Mlimaâs TaleÂ (The Public);Â A Midsummer Nightâs Dream,Â Twelfth NightÂ (The Publicâs ShakespeareÂ in the Park). Tours: Fela!Â (national andÂ European tours);Â Dirty Dancing. Television:Â Emmy-nominated for makeup design, âTheÂ Wiz Live!â (NBC).
GIGI BUFFINGTON (VOCAL COACH)
Dramaturg/Text Consultant for Spike Lee and Ron Wimberlyâs screenplay Prince of Cats; Recent on and off- Broadway credits: Pass Over, The Minutes, Linda Vista, Heroes of the Fourth Turning, The Thin Place, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord; Steppenwolf (company vocal coach for five seasons); Royal Shakespeare Company; Arts Professor, Tisch Drama, NYU.
THE ART FOR JUSTICE FUND: AGNES GUND AND LYNN NOTTAGE
Second Stage is hosting weekly talkbacks and post-show panel discussions to highlight the issues of the play and amplify the work of our partner groups. Each talkback is curated by a partner group and speakers will include their staff and community members, criminal justice reform advocates, and people with lived experience of incarceration and the criminal justice system. Talkbacks will include:
NOVEMBER 11: PRISON CREATIVE ARTS PROJECT
The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) is a curricular program at the University of Michigan that trains university students and community collaborators to facilitate arts workshops inside prisons.
NOVEMBER 18: REHABILITATION THROUGH THE ARTS
RTA helps people in prison develop critical life skills through the arts, modeling an approach to the justice system based on human dignity rather than punishment.
DECEMBER 2: FORTUNE SOCIETY
The Fortune Societyâs mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.
DECEMBER 9: ART FOR JUSTICE FUND
The Art for Justice Fund is disrupting mass incarceration by funding artists and advocates working together to reform our criminal justice system. The Fund disrupts the very processes and policies that lead to high prison populations in the first place.
DECEMBER 15: AMEELIO
Ameelio is a technology nonprofit that leverages software to combat mass incarceration.Â Using free-to-use communication & education platform, people in prison and their families steer clear of financial exploitation and are empowered to chart a path toward successful reentry into society.
DECEMBER 16: YOUTH JUSTICE NETWORKYouth Justice Networkâs mission is to break cycles of incarceration and build an equitable justice system by providing young people with individualized advocacy, mentorship, and opportunities to grow, thrive, and lead.
DECEMBER 21: PROJECT RENEWAL
Project Renewalâs mission is to end the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs.
JANUARY 6: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND HOUR CHILDREN
The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Hour Childrenâs mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives.
JANUARY 8 (MATINEE): BROADWAY ADVOCACY COALITION
The Broadway Advocacy Coalition unites artists, experts, students, and community leaders to use storytelling and artistry to combat systemic racism.
JANUARY 11: REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS
Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet and lawyer promoting the rights and humanity of people who are or have been incarcerated. He is the recipient of a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship.
JANUARY 13: REENTRY @ LEHMAN COLLEGE
Reentry@Lehman aims to create a welcoming, supportive, and respectful learning environment for all Lehman students impacted by the criminal justice system, including those who have experienced incarceration and those who have family members who are currently or were formerly incarcerated.
JANUARY 15 (MATINEE): exalt
exalt elevates expectations of personal success for youth ages 15-19 whoâve been involved in the criminal justice system. They inspire youth at a critical crossroads to believe in their worth, from the first steps in contemplation through the journey to create lasting behavioral change..
LEARNING AND ADVOCACY RESOURCES
Second Stage and the Art for Justice Fund have collaborated to create these three resources to educate audiences about the issues surrounding mass incarceration, how to support returning citizens, and how employers can commit to Fair Chance hiring practices. These can be downloaded and shared with your community. We hope these inspire you to learn more about these issues and to take action to create change.
â˘ Mass Incarceration, Reentry & Fair Chance Employment
â˘ Be a Fair Chance Employer
â˘ 10 Things You Can Do to Support Returning Citizens
During the run of Clydeâs, Second Stage is showcasing art by artists who are incarcerated, returning citizens, or justice-system impacted. The exhibition in the Lower Level Lobby of the Hayes is organized in partnership with the Fortune Society, the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan, and the Youth Justice Network.
Works on view include prints by Guy Woodard, a formerly incarcerated artist whose evocative ballpoint pen drawings frame deeply moving illustrations of Black life. Guy is the resident artist at the Fortune Society and leads weekly drawing workshops for Fortune Society community members. These artworks were recently featured in the exhibition Homeroom at MoMA PS 1. The exhibit also includes photographs by four members of the Youth Justice Network community who were formerly incarcerated on Rikers Island and New York State Prisons. They participated in a workshop this fall where they learned the basics of photography from professionals in the field, then took to the streets with Canon cameras and documented their communities along with what meant most to them.
We are also thrilled to share the artwork of incarcerated artists living in Michigan prisons in partnership with the Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP). PCAP brings the artwork of incarcerated artists into the public realm in order to humanize prisoners, break stereotypes and create dialogue about mass incarceration. Artworks can be seen on screens at the Hayes and by visiting PCAPâs web site.
Second Stage is hosting a job fair that will focus on returning citizens and people who are justice-system impacted. This event will connect them with job opportunities and other career resources such as resume writing and interview preparation skills. Second Stage is inviting our fellow Broadway non-profit theaters to participate in the event, and we are partnering with the Youth Justice Network and other groups focused on employment services for returning citizens to engage hotels, restaurants, and other businesses in Times Square that have a commitment to Fair Chance hiring. The Job Fair is tentatively scheduled for early 2022, and we will announce more details in the coming weeks.
THE ART FOR JUSTICE FUND: AGNES GUND AND LYNN NOTTAGE
BUY SIMULCAST TICKETS
Second Stage Theater is partnering with Assemble Stream to offer simulcasts of its current Broadway production of Lynn Nottageâs play, Clyde's, directed by Kate Whoriskey, for the final two weeks of its run, January 4 â 16, 2022, allowing theater fans who arenât able to attend in person the opportunity to witness a live Broadway performance.
âThe events of the last 18 months have shown us that there is an appetite for theater in all of its forms and we are excited to bring a simulcast of our Broadway production of Lynn Nottageâs Clyde's -- in real time â to theater fans,â said Second Stage Executive Director Khady Kamara and Assemble Streamâs Kate McKenna in a joint statement. âNothing will ever replace the experience of attending a Broadway show but these simulcasts hope to capture the one-of-a-kind thrill of a live Broadway performance for audience members who are unable to attend the play in person.â
The simulcast will be captured by five to seven cameras and edited live as the performance happens. All cameras are operated remotely and situated discreetly throughout the Hayes Theater to avoid disrupting the audience in attendance.
HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
Tickets are available atÂ https://2st.assemblestream.com/Â
WHAT ARE THE TICKET PRICES?
Tickets are $59 and $30 to those ages 30 and under with code 30UNDER30. There is a limited number of tickets per performance.
WHAT PERFORMANCES ARE AVAILABLE?
Jan. 4-16, 2022. All performances are live and times are in EST. The run time is approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.
I AM A SUBSCRIBER AND WANT TO CHANGE MY TICKET TO A SIMULCAST.
Please call us to arrange at 212 246-4422.
HOW DO I VIEW ONCE I HAVE MY TICKET FOR THE SIMULCAST?
Instructions will be emailed to you. We recommend you set up viewing well in advance of your show time..
CAN I REWATCH THE PERFORMANCE?
This is live as it happens, so rewatching is not available.