‘Clyde’s’: Theater Review

‘Clyde’s’: Theater Review

Lynn Nottage, Ron Cephas Jones

11/25/2021 1:11:00 AM

‘Clyde’s’: Theater Review

Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones star in Lynn Nottage ’s Broadway play about a truck stop sandwich shop that employs formerly incarcerated people.

Clyde’s, now on Broadway at Second Stage’s Helen Hayes Theater, centers the stories of forgotten people. The deft playwright’s dramas have a knack for getting to the heart of ordinary tales, rendering them with precision and re-presenting them in compelling ways. In

Intimate Apparel(2004), Nottage delved into the life of a talented Black seamstress, inspired by the author’s great-great grandmother, who falls in love with a deceptive man; the devastatingRuined(2009) chronicled the experiences of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and in

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Like most of Nottage’s work, Clyde’s , now on Broadway at Second Stage’s Helen Hayes Theater, centers the stories of forgotten people. The deft playwright’s dramas have a knack for getting to the heart of ordinary tales, rendering them with precision and re-presenting them in compelling ways. In Intimate Apparel (2004), Nottage delved into the life of a talented Black seamstress, inspired by the author’s great-great grandmother, who falls in love with a deceptive man; the devastating Ruined (2009) chronicled the experiences of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and in Sweat (2015), she weaved a powerful tale of economic angst and frustration set in a local bar in Reading, Pennsylvania, a factory town deeply impacted by the 2008 recession. In Clyde’s , Nottage returns to Berks County, where Reading is located, to tell a different tale. The 95-minute play is not explicitly a sequel to Sweat , but it does include one of that work’s characters, which suggests some continuity — if only minor. Jason (now played by Edmund Donavan) has just landed a job at Clyde’s, the only place willing to hire formerly incarcerated people. He joins an intimate and diverse team: the fiery Letitia (the outstanding Kara Young), who is Black; lovesick Rafael (Reza Salazar), who is Latino; and the sagacious Montrellous (