“Clyde’s” by Lynn Nottage

A truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. The UCSC African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) and the UCSC Theater Arts program present this light-hearted play by American playwright Lynn Nottage. Playwright and a screenwriter Lynn Nottage is the first, and remains the only, woman to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice.

Directed by Donald Williams.

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)

Join the opening night reception on Friday 2/23 for light snacks and refreshments in the outdoor lobby starting at 6:15 pm.
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  • No intermission; the performance runs approx. 1.5 hours
  • This play contains mature themes and language, including the depiction of symbols of white supremacy, drug use, and discussions of wrongful incarceration and harassment. 


  • 6 performances: Feb 23, 24, 25 & March 1, 2, 3
  • Fri and Sat at 7:30 p.m. (Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m.)
  • Opening night reception on Fri Feb 23 6:15 p.m.
  • Post-show "talk-back" on Friday, March 1
  • Lot 126 is the closest parking lot to the event
  • Parking is by UCSC permit, Park Mobile, or pay $5 cash/credit to the on-site parking attendant in Lot 126
  • More visitor parking information here



Sunday, March 3 at 3:00pm

Theater Arts Mainstage
453 Kerr Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Concerts & Performances

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture


theater, aatat

Arts Division, Theater Arts Department


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