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Seattle Rep Presents Fat Ham

Seattle Rep presents Fat Ham, an uproarious comedy premiering on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bagley Wright Theater, and will run through Sunday, May 12.

Written by James Ijames and directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee, Fat Ham is a 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner and a 2023 Tony Award nominee. This award-winning production tells the story of Juicy, a young queer Black man, played by actor Taj E. M. Burroughs. Juicy’s mother just married his uncle after the untimely death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue demanding that Juicy avenge his murder.

Fresh from its Broadway debut, Fat Ham is inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet and is a sparkling and uproarious new comedy about seeking love and liberation. The New York Times called it a “hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.”

The production of Fat Ham is one hour and 45 minutes long, with no intermission. Fat Ham will run from April 12 until May 12. (Preview shows will take place from April 12 to April 16, and April 17 is the official opening night.) Tickets start at $20 and go up to $105.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Content advisory: This production contains complex themes. For a detailed content advisory, including potential spoilers, and for resources for support around these topics, visit Note that this production uses stage haze and fog and flashing light effects.

155 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

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