Fat Ham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play which recently concluded its highly-praised Broadway stint, is headed to the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage, April 3 to May 12.

Playwright James Ijames has ingeniously reimagined Shakespeare’s classic, Hamlet in a powerful, thought-provoking work. 

The story follows Juicy, a queer, Southern college student grappling with profound questions of identity. Just as Juicy is navigating life’s complexities, the ghost of his father materializes at his backyard barbecue, demanding vengeance for his murder. Yet, in a twist, revenge isn’t a straightforward path for Juicy, a sensitive and introspective young Black man in pursuit of his own happiness and freedom. What unfolds from this lively family gathering is a poignant exploration of love, loss, masculinity, pain, and joy.

Dawn M. Simmons directs a cast that includes James T. Alfred, Thomkia Bridwell, David J. Castillo, Victoria Omoregie, and Lau’Rie Roach.

For more information, visit www.alliancetheatre.org.

Photo: A scene from Alliance Theatre’s Fat Ham.