FAT HAM, the deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning new play, comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run co-produced by The Public Theater and National Black Theatre. Playwright James Ijames and Director Saheem Ali reinvent Shakespeare’s masterpiece, creating what The New York Times calls “a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.”
Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But here’s the rub! Revenge doesn’t come easy to Juicy, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy.
PHILLY DAY WITH THE WILMA
On Sunday, April 2 The Wilma Theater will host a special “Philly Day” with playwright James Ijames following the 2pm matinee performance of FAT HAM. The reception will feature an exclusive post-show cocktail hour with Ijames following the 2pm matinee celebrating the success of Wilma artists and the Philadelphia arts community.
Tickets purchased for the April 2 matinee using the promo code PHATHAM will receive an invitation to the reception.
Photo: Ambe Williams
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