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Photos: Cast of Pulitzer Prize Winning FAT HAM Celebrates Previews With Disco Photo Shoot

From an uproarious family barbecue emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy.

FAT HAM, the reinvented, comedic version of HAMLET, started previews last week at The Public Theater, co-produced with National Black Theatre. Playwright James Ijames won the Pulitzer Prize for FAT HAM last week.

Check out photos from their recent disco-themed photos shoot below!

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.

The complete cast of FAT HAM includes Nikki Crawford (Tedra), RJ Foster (Rev/Papp Understudy) , Tanesha Gary (Tedra/Rabby Understudy), Marquis D. Gibson (Juicy/Larry/Tio Understudy), Chris Herbie Holland (Tio), Billy Eugene Jones (Rev/Pap), Alexandria Brienne Lewis (Opal Understudy), Adrianna Mitchell (Opal), Calvin Leon Smith (Larry), Marcel Spears (Juicy), and Benja Kay Thomas (Rabby).

Photo credit: Ambe J Williams

Photos: Cast of Pulitzer Prize Winning FAT HAM Celebrates Previews With Disco Photo Shoot
The company of FAT HAM

Photos: Cast of Pulitzer Prize Winning FAT HAM Celebrates Previews With Disco Photo Shoot
The company of FAT HAM

Photos: Cast of Pulitzer Prize Winning FAT HAM Celebrates Previews With Disco Photo Shoot
Billy Eugene Jones, Nikki Crawford, and Benja Kay Thomas

Photos: Cast of Pulitzer Prize Winning FAT HAM Celebrates Previews With Disco Photo Shoot
Chris Herbie Holland, Calvin Leon Smith, Marcel Spears, and Adrianna Mitchell

Photos: Cast of Pulitzer Prize Winning FAT HAM Celebrates Previews With Disco Photo Shoot
RJ Foster, Alexandria Jackson, Marquis D. Gibson, and Tanesha Gary



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