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Saturday, July 22 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
“Fat Ham”: The Bard Couldn’t Have Imagined This!

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This is a Hamlet that transported Shakespeare's work to modern times, featured a Black cast, a gay version of Hamlet named Juicy and was absolutely delightful, while still giving props to Shakespeare's work! It recently finished a successful Broadway run and cast members Adrianna Mitchell, Benja Kay Thomas and Calvin Leon Smith are thrilled to share what being a part of this production meant to them and also talk about the message of acceptance in this very hilarious production.

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Linda Armstrong

Theatre Critic, New York Amsterdam News, Neworldreview.net--Theatre Editor, Harlem News Group Newspapers-- A&E Editor
Linda Armstrong has been a theatre critic with the New York Amsterdam News for 38 years, she begun in 1985. Through the years she has covered Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and a great deal of Black Theatre companies. She is on the Board of Directors for AUDELCO, and on... Read More →
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Adrianna Mitchell

Adrianna Mitchell was recently seen on Broadway as "Opal" in the 2022 Pulitzer Prize winning, Tony-nominated Fat Ham after originating the role at The Public Theater (Obie Award, AUDELCO nom).  Her other major New York stage credits include "Three" in What To Send Up When It... Read More →
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Benja Kay Thomas

Benja Kay Thomas made her on-stage Broadway debut in Fat Ham. She understudied Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew on Broadway, 2022. Off-Broadway Credits: Fat Ham, Barbecue, Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven, and Booty Candy. Film/TV: A Love Song,  FBI (CBS), Gotham (FOX) Detective... Read More →
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Calvin Leon Smith

Calvin Leon Smith is an Obie winning actor and acting coach based in NYC. Previous credits include Fat Ham on and off-Broadway, several regional productions and recurring roles on The Deuce and The Underground Railroad. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

Saturday July 22, 2023 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Majestic/Music Box