DCPA Theatre Company Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for Clyde’s

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company is excited to announce the full casting and creative team for Lynn Nottage’s critically acclaimed comedy Clyde’s.

“The next show in our Theatre Company season is a real kick. Not only was it the most produced play in the American theatre last season, it also was written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage who is among the nation’s most produced living playwrights,” said Artistic Director Chris Coleman. “Our audiences really loved Lynn Nottage’s play Sweat, and I suspect will be pulled right in by the writer’s comedic spin with Clyde’s, set in a similar, gritty world.  After all, who doesn’t deserve a second chance?”

Tickets for Clyde’s are now on sale. For more information, visit denvercenter.org.


Clyde’s will feature Sebastián Arroyo (American Dream, TeatroLATEA) as Rafael, Brianna Buckley (Cullud Wattah, Victory Gardens Theater) as Clyde, Katherine George (Locked Up B*tches, Flea Theater) as Letitia, Quinn M. Johnson (Clyde’s, Studio Theatre) as Jason, and Sekou Laidlow (Boys in the Band, Broadway) as Montrellous.

Clyde’s will be directed by Jamil Jude (Choir Boy, DCPA) with scenic design by Isabel and Moriah Curly-Clay (Phenomenal Woman, NC Black Rep/Ensemble Theatre Houston), costume design by Samantha C. Jones (King James, Manhattan Theatre Club), lighting design by Charles R. Macleod (In the Upper Room, DCPA), sound design by Chris Lane (Skeleton Crew, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company), intimacy choreography by Alex Campbell (Little Red, DCPA), casting by Grady Soapes, CSA (Rattlesnake Kate, DCPA) and Bass/Valle Casting (Laughs in Spanish, DCPA) and stage management by Wendy Blackburn Eastland (Laughs in Spanish, DCPA) and Alexa Burn (The Color Purple, DCPA).

Oct 27 – Nov 26, 2023
Kilstrom Theatre
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Jamil Jude

2022 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play

In this feisty new comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined), you’ll become a fly on the wall of Clyde’s, a roadside sandwich shop, in all its gastronomical glory.

At Clyde’s, formerly incarcerated individuals cook up meals that range from sublime to soul-crushing. Even as the surly shop owner tries to keep them under her thumb, their kitchen mentor, Montrellous, guides them on a quest to create the perfect sandwich – and reclaim their lives. Through this shared pursuit, each cook must face their demons on their personal journeys towards purpose, self-worth, and even salvation.

Clyde’s is an extraordinary work that dances effortlessly between moments of searing pain and outrageous humor. It’s a work Variety calls “a flavor-bomb of a new comedy.” It’s the sustenance you didn’t know you needed — until now.

“Sometimes a hero is more than a sandwich.” – The New York Times