Fat Ham

American Airlines Theatre

Previews Began: March 21, 2023

Opening Night: April 12, 2023

Closing Night: July 2, 2023

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Playwright: James Ijames

Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. It feels like a familiar story to Juicy, well-versed in Hamlet’s woes. What’s different is Juicy himself, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man trying to break the cycles of trauma and violence in service of his own liberation. From an uproarious family barbecue emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy.

CAST

Marcel Spears                                                                    Juicy
Nikki Crawford                                                                 Tedra
Chris Herbie Holland                                                          Tio
Billy Eugene Jones                                                             Rev
                                                                                                Pap
Adrianna Mitchell                                                             Opal
Calvin Leon Smith                                                            Larry
Benja Kay Thomas                                                          Rabby

Understudies: RJ Foster (Rev/Pap), Marquis D. Gibson (Juicy/Larry/Tio), Alexandria Lewis (Opal), Matthew Elijah Webb (Juicy/Larry/Tio), Rema Webb (Tedra/Rabby)

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