Fat Ham

By James Ijames Directed by Jade King Carroll

Revenge with hushpuppies on the side

Your typical Southern family cookout just got anything but. Juicy gets a visit from his father’s ghost seeking revenge for his death by his brother—now married to his mother! Sound familiar? This Pulitzer Prize-winner is as profound as it is funny. Pass the napkins because things are about to get messy...

On Stage

January 31–February 18, 2024

Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $20

Run Time

Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes (no intermission)

Show Advisory

Fat Ham is recommended for patrons 14 and older. Please be aware that strong and graphic language and sexual situations are present in this performance. For more details, please reference our Content Transparency section below.

“James Ijames’ Pulitzer-Winning Hamlet Riff Is a Broadway Feast”


“Amid its tragic undertones, Fat Ham dishes a masterful balance of humor and joy throughout”

The Guardian

Special Performances


James Ijames’ Fat Ham at PlayMakers Rep Gives
Shakespeare’s Hamlet a New and Colorful Twist

Triangle Review
February 8, 2024
Review by Melissa Rooney

Fat Ham Is a Hilarious, Tender, and Thoughtful Romp
Triangle Review
February 8, 2024
Review by Susie Potter