James Ijames’ Fat Ham has announced a one-week extension. Originally slated to play through June 25, the production will now run through July 2 at the American Airlines Theatre.
Fat Ham reinvents Shakespeare’s Hamlet to center around Juicy, a young Black man struggling with his queerness and identity. When the ghost of his father shows up during a family cookout and demands his death be avenged, Juicy goes on a journey in search of happiness and liberation.
The production is nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Direction of a Play (Saheem Ali), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Nikki Crawford), Best Costume Design of a Play (Dominique Fawn Hill) and Best Lighting Design of a Play (Bradley King).