Fat Ham

June 18, 2022
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

*New Date*

Time: 2:00 PM

Ticket Price: $30

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New York Premiere Play
Co-Production with National Black Theatre
By James Ijames
Directed by Saheem Ali

Critically-acclaimed playwright James Ijames reinvents Shakespeare’s masterpiece with his new drama, FAT HAM. 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. FAT HAM is a delectable comic tragedy directed by The Public’s Associate Artistic Director Saheem Ali.

Interpreters: Victor Rivera, Zavier Sabio & Monique Sarpy

DASL: Darren (Dax) Fudenske & Zavier Sabio

Hands On Coordinator: Dylan Geil