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Join TDF for a 'Fat Ham' Conversation

Date: Apr 24, 2023


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Adrianna Mitchell and Calvin Leon Smith on making their Broadway debuts in James Ijames' award-winning riff on Hamlet


For Adrianna Mitchell and Calvin Leon Smith, Fat Ham is the gift that keeps on giving. Last spring, just a few days before they originated the roles of siblings Larry and Opal in James Ijames' radical reinvention of Hamlet at The Public Theater, the play won the Pulitzer Prize. Now they're making their Broadway debuts in the buzzy transfer of the show, which transforms an age-old tragedy into a delectable modern-day comedy about love, loss, embracing one's authentic self and choosing pleasure over harm. Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m. ET on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel as we bring these costars together to talk about their characters' identity crises, memorable audience responses and whether they think Shakespeare is still relevant. Captions will be available.

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Top image: Adrianna Mitchell and Calvin Leon Smith.