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The party is coming to DC, as James Ijames’ raucous, celebratory tragicomedy Fat Ham will make its regional debut at Studio Theatre on October 25, 2023.

Following our world premiere of his newest play, Good Bones, earlier this year, Studio Theatre is welcoming James Ijames back to our stage with his Pulitzer Prize-winning breakthrough show, Fat Ham. Making its original bow as a digital production from Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater during the height of the pandemic, Fat Ham now boasts several Tony nominations and a successful limited engagement Broadway run to its credit. Fat Ham at Studio will be directed by OBIE-award winning director Taylor Reynolds.

“It’s rare that Studio hosts the same playwright two seasons in a row,” said Studio Artistic Director David Muse, “but when offered the chance to program Pulitzer Prize-winning Fat Ham in the season following our premiere of Good Bones, I couldn’t resist. I think audiences will find a lot of overlap: A comic take on serious issues, pivotal revelations around a dinner table, a touch of the supernatural, the belief that people can decide to change their beliefs and behavior. Fat Ham is one of the most produced plays around the country this year, and I think you’ll see why: It has a gleeful sense of irreverence, a sense of the theatrical, and a very big heart.”

Event Info

Date: First preview October 25; press preview October 29

Location: Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Cost: $35-$90 (discounts available)

Parking: Studio Theatre does not have its own parking garage, however we do have parking partnerships with both Spot Hero and the Washington Plaza Hotel. More info on the Studio website. Buy tickets HERE

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