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A delectable comic tragedy!

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the pulitzer-winners NYC premiere!

James Ijames' Pulitzer Prize-winning play debuts Off-Broadway! Fat Ham is a wildly imaginative and socially-charged reimagining of Shakespeare's classic, Hamlet. Instead of a Danish castle however, this time our story takes place at a BBQ cookout in Southern America where Juicy, a queer college student, must decide whether to avenge his father's death or carve a new path for his future. Experience this comic tragedy now at the intimate Anspacher Theater!

The acclaimed production comes as a collab between New York City's Public Theatre and Harlem's National Black Theatre. It received rave reviews when it premiered in Philadephia in 2021, and made headlines when it won the Pulitzer Price for Drama in 2022. Now this ground-breaking new play makes its New York City debut with a sold-out run at the Public Theatre's Anspacher Theater!

 

nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so

Issues of identiy and family obligation come to a head during a backyard cookout when Juicy's dad joins the BBQ. Only trouble is, his dad is dead and this is his ghost. It's Hamlet as we know it - but also completely different. Instead of a brooding, tormented, privileged prince, this time our hero is a self-aware, LGBTQ+ Black male. How will he respond when faced with the same choices? Will he be able to break the cycles of violence? And how differently will we experience this iconic narrative, rewritten and reshaped for modern America?

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Dates

Previews from: 12 May 2022

Opening night: 12 May 2022

Run time

90 minutes with no intermission

COVID 19 SECURE

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Marcel Spears as Juicy

Nikki Crawford as Tedra

Chris Herbie Holland as Tio

Billy Eugene Jones as Rev/Papp

Adrianna Mitchell as Opal

Calvin Leon Smith as Larry

Benja Kay Thomas as Rabby

Creative

Written by James Ijames

Directed by Saheem Ali

Awards

Pulitzer Prize for Drama - 2022

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