Contains adult language and content. One view per purchase.
by James Ijames
directed by Morgan Green
April 29 – May 23, 2021
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 …
This contemporary adaption of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set in the American South, explores big issues (like toxic masculinity and cycles of violence) with a light touch. Fat Ham is the latest from award-winning playwright and Wilma Co-Artistic Director James Ijames (Kill Move Paradise).
This is a fully staged filmed production, which was captured on location in Virginia following strict health guidelines, in a series of long takes. After you complete your purchase, you will be sent a link to view the recording on demand anytime from April 29 until May 23.
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Closed captioning – in both English and Spanish – and audio describing will be available for this video. Please reach out to our box office at 215-546-7824 / email@example.com for more information.
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
We are shooting the play as a series of long takes, in attempt to retain the feeling of the continuous real-time storytelling of the play (which takes place over the course of an afternoon/evening wedding BBQ celebration) while still taking advantage of the unique vocabulary of the handheld camera.Director Morgan Green
Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA