TheatreSquared to perform award-winning play ‘Fat Ham’

Khalil Kain (Rev/Pap,) Maria Becoates-Bey (Tedra,) Linda Haston (Rabby) | Photo Credit: Kristi Jan Hoover, courtesy of City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh PA

TheatreSquared will perform the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony Award-nominated play Fat Ham beginning later this month.

T2 will perform a version of the play, which is a comedic play on Shakepeare’s Hamlet, beginning on April 17, in co-production with City Theatre Company of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

From the description of the show:

Winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this deliciously funny send-up of Shakespeare’s Hamlet took Broadway by storm in 2023 following a sold-out run at the Public Theater. When the ghost of Juicy’s father demands that Juicy avenge his murder, fatal intent doesn’t come easy to this sensitive, self-aware, young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious Southern family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy, revenge and karaoke.

The show will be directed by Monteze Freeland, co-Artistic Director at City Theatre.

“This decadent play contains the elements that makes contemporary theater not only a place for entertainment, but healing; it’s raw, visceral, funny, and fabulous,” Freeland said. “Partnering with our friends at TheatreSquared deliberately expands City Theatre’s national reach and will allow our beloved local artists the opportunity to share their talents with the Fayetteville community and beyond. We hope to see you at the cookout!”

The cast for the show includes Brandon Foxworth, Maria Becoates-Bey, Khalil Kain, Elexa Hanner, LaTrea Rembert, Linda Haston, and Jordan Williams.

The creative team includes Sasha Schwartz, Scenic and Projections Designer;  Alexis Carrie, Costume Designer; John D. Alexander, Lighting Designer; Howard Patterson, Sound Designer; and Taylor K. Meszaros, Stage Manager.

Performances of the show will run through May 12.

Tickets range from $43-$68, on sale now at