by James Ijames
directed by Morgan Green
March 25 – April 10, 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).
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 one-take film, 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
This is a fully staged digital production, which will be filmed on location in Virginia following strict health guidelines, in one dynamic take. After you complete your purchase, you will be sent a link to view the recording on demand anytime from March 25 until Saturday, April 10.
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Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA