May 25 – June 23, 2024

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

By James Ijames
Original direction by Saheem Ali
Directed by Sideeq Heard

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.