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Mykal Kilgore & the Company of FAT Ham cover ‘Kill The Lights’

Watch the members of Mykal Kilgore and Company from Fat Ham’s cover of Kill The Lights! The music video features Nikki Crawford, Tanesha Gary, Chris Herbie Holland, Jereme Kyle Lewis, Adrianna Mitchell, Marcel Spears, Benja Kay Thomas.

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The 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning Play Fat Ham has extended to the Public Theater for the third time and will now run through Sunday, July 17.

Critically acclaimed playwright James Ijames reimagines Shakespeare’s masterpiece with his new drama, Fat Ham. Juicy is a queer college student from the South, already grappling with serious identity questions, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. It sounds like a familiar story to Juicy, who knows Hamlet’s misfortunes well. What’s different is Juicy himself, a sensitive, self-aware young black man trying to break the cycles of trauma and violence in the service of his own liberation. From a tumultuous family barbecue emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy. Fat Ham is a delightful comedic tragedy directed by The Public’s Associate Artistic Director, Saheem Ali.

The full Fat Ham cast 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), Benja Kay Thomas (Rabby) and Matthew Elijah Webb (Juicy/ Larry/Tio Lining).

The production includes stage design by Maruti Evans, costume design by Dominique Fawn Hill, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, hair and wig design by Earon Nealey, props management by Claire M. Kavanah, illusion design by Skylar Fox, combat direction by Lisa Kopitsky and choreography by Darrell Moultrie. Jereme Kyle is the production manager and Ryan Kane is the manager.