Brennen S. Malone plays Juicy in the Wilma's production of Fat Ham, streaming on demand April 29-May 23.
Running Time
1 hour, 54 minutes

Know Before You Watch

Contains adult language and content.

Fat Ham

A New York Times Critics' Pick!

by James Ijames
directed by Morgan Green

April 29 – May 23, 2021

Tickets

A witty take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet where the only death is the patriarchy.

The ghost of Juicy’s dad haunts him and asks for revenge – on Juicy’s uncle, who has now married his widowed mom. Sound familiar? Yes, but… 

Fat Ham is a filmed production of an exciting new play by Wilma Co-Artistic Director James Ijames (Kill Move Paradise). It centers a Black, queer discovery of self, softness, and resilience … at a cookout in the South.

After you complete your purchase, you will be sent a link to view the recording anytime on demand from April 29 until May 23. 

HILARIOUS YET PROFOUNDNew York Times [READ]

UPROARIOUSThe New Yorker [READ]

WATCH THE TRAILER

 

What does the Hamlet narrative look like if it’s queered, and if it’s infiltrated and taken over by people of color?Playwright James Ijames

‘Fat Ham’ was filmed on location in Virginia following strict health guidelines, in a series of long takes. One view per purchase.

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INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS

We offer discounted tickets for student groups, and our education department will provide interested teachers with resources such as our education guide and virtual post-show visits from actors. Contact Group Sales Manager Sarah Blask at sblask@wilmatheater.org for more information.

CAPTIONS & AUDIO DESCRIPTION

Closed captioning – in both English and Spanish – are available on the player for this video. An audio described version will also be available shortly.

Click here to purchase a stream to the Audio Described Version in advance. We do apologize for the delay due to production delays that this service was not available upon the initial release of Fat Ham. Please reach out to our box office at 215-546-7824 / tickets@wilmatheater.org for more information on how to watch with captioning, or to request notification when the Audio Described Version is available.

Subtítulos cerrados, tanto en inglés como en español. Traducción de Fernando Méndez. (Gracias por su paciencia mientras trabajamos para proporcionar traducciones para nuestro sitio web. Ver nuestro sitio web en Español con Google Translate.)

CHECK OUT THE FAT HAM SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

 

Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA

Meet the Artists
Sponsors
Season Honorary Producers
Linda and David Glickstein
Lead Honorary Producer
Carole Haas Gravagno
Honorary Producers Circle
Tobey and Mark Dichter
Helen and Herman Fala
Robert Foley
Eva and Michael Leeds
Mari Shaw
Jeralyn Svanda

Funding for this project was provided by:

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.