Okay, hear us out. 

What if Hamlet took place at a Southern Black family BBQ?

Actually, you don’t have to wonder, because the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fat Ham is getting it’s West Coast premiere courtesy of Seattle Rep.

This sparkling new comedy inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet tells the story of Juicy, a young queer Black man, who’s dealing with a lot

His mother just married his uncle after the sudden death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue to demand that Juicy avenge his murder.

The New York Times called it a “hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.”

The production features a predominantly local cast and creative team, and is #BuiltBySeattleRep. The hype is unmatched!

Fat Ham is obviously THE show to see this spring.

There will also be community pop-up events in Seattle Rep’s lobby including Emma’s BBQ on  Wednesday, April 17th and Friday, April 26th at 6:30 PM, as well as on Sunday, May 12th between noon and  5:30 PM.

Keep an eye out for another pop-up in the lobby — Noir Lux Candles on April 24th, 26th, and May 12th!

Don’t miss out on the theater event of the season. Get your tickets early to score the best seats. They’re anticipating sell-out performances, so don’t wait too long!


When: Friday, April 12th until Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where: Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St
Cost: Tickets vary by seat