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April 18 - May 03

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Erin Wilson

Clyde’s is a truck stop sandwich shop frequented by truckers making the long journey across Pennsylvania. The kitchen is staffed exclusively by formerly incarcerated individuals looking for their shot at redemption. Even as the shop’s menacing owner, Clyde, 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.

Auditions for Clyde’s will be held on June 17th and 18th, 2024 at Trustus Theatre. The character list is as follows:

CLYDE: Female, Late 30’s – 50’s. Black. Great comedic chops. Able to change the temperature of a room with an entrance. Dominatrix. Loves to expose vulnerabilities. Seductive. Brash. Controls the room. Delights in humiliating others. Wicked. Runs truck stop.

MONTRELLOUS: Male, 40’s-late 50’s. Black. Mindful. Served many years in prison. Interested in healing. Kind. Working class. Sensitive and caring, particularly to the younger generation. Uses cooking as a means of meditation. Funny.

RAFAEL: Male, Mid-late 20’s. Latinx. Formerly incarcerated. A romantic. Loves food. In love with Letitia. Funny. Fun. Playful. Recovering. Working to find a more spiritual path. Full of charm. Terrified of his boss. Actor should have great comedic timing.

LETITIA: Female, Mid-late 20’s. Black. Recently released from prison, she is trying to build her life up again. Mother to a daughter with health issues, her job is important to her even when the atmosphere is toxic. A romantic, she is looking to find a genuine partner. She is a survivor and has life skills. She is working towards building a mindful path. Very funny. Actor needs to have great comedic timing.

JASON (already cast): Male, Mid-20’s to early 30’s. White. Working class. Funny. Served 8 years in prison. White supremacist affiliation. Goes from being seen as a threat to being open and vulnerable. Actor with comedic chops.

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