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Fat Ham

May 25 – June 23, 2024
(Opening night: Thursday, May 30)

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

By James Ijames
Directed by Sideeq Heard
Original Broadway production directed by Saheem Ali

The 2022 Pulitzer-winning, Tony-nominated sensation Fat Ham is a fresh and funny take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet that The New York Times called “a flat-out hilarious comedy.” During a Southern family cookout, Juicy is confronted by the ghost of his father, who demands revenge for his murder. But Juicy, a young, queer, Black man, has enough on his plate. James Ijames’s remarkable play uses uproarious humor and profound insight to explore the conflict between what you owe your family and what you owe yourself. “Smart, fearless, and wildly entertaining” (The Chicago Tribune).

This production includes strong language, mature themes, sexual content, and mild violence.

Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar: Tuesday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Community Night: Friday, May 31 and Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Post Show Forum: Tuesday, June 4; Wednesday, June 12; and Wednesday, June 19 (evening performance).

Open-Caption Performance: Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m.

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Playwright James Ijames.
Playwright James Ijames.