Mr. Joy

by Daniel Beaty
World premiere
January 24 – February 15, 2015 (Mainstage)

What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when the Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Nine customers, ranging from 11-year-old Clarissa, a budding shoe designer, to Bessie, a “gangsta granny,” reflect on the shop owner’s impact in this moving exploration of one community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again.

VIDEO

Video by HUMAN HABITS

PHOTO

Mr. Joy press photos

Photos by KRISTI JAN HOOVER

THE PLAYWRIGHT

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer. In the 2010-2011 season, he had an extended off-Broadway run of his acclaimed solo play Through The Night produced by Daryl Roth. For this production Daniel received 2011 Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations as well as the 2010 AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Solo Performance and the 2010 Ovation Award for Best Male Lead Actor. His critically acclaimed solo play Emergence-See! ran off-Broadway to a sold-out, extended more…

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ADDITIONAL INFO

RUNNING TIME

MR. JOY is approximately 85 minutes with no intermission.

CAST & CREATIVE

MEET THE CAST


Tangela Large

CREATIVE TEAM

Lou Jacob
(Director)

Tony Ferrieri

(Scenic Design)

Yu Su
(Costume Design)

Andrew David Ostrowski
(Lighting Design)

Lindsay Jones
(Sound Design)

Carlyn Aquiline
(Literary Manager/Dramaturg)

Patti Kelly & Joanna Obuzor
(Production Stage Managers)

TICKET PRICING

REGULAR ADMISSION

$36 – $61

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.

 

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

 

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT

A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available one hour before the performance. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.

SENIORS AGE 62 AND OLDER

$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Kari Shaffer, Box Office Manager, by email or by calling 412.431.4400 x286.

MILITARY FAMILIES

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

MEDIA SPONSORS


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PLAY DESIGN

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