“Beaty makes your hair fuzzy – truth will do that to you. This young man has it.”
“By the end I was on my feet shouting like someone in church—I was so moved.”
Written & Performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Daniel Beaty, the multiple award winning writer & performer of Emergency and Through the Night is back with a brand new solo play. Your favorite characters from Emergency return with new stories to tell along with a host of new characters. Mr. Joy is a Chinese American immigrant who has run a shoe shop in the heart of Harlem for the past 25 years when an unexpected occurrence causes several of his customers to reflect on the impact he has had on their lives through their shoes. What has happened to this community’s joy and what will it take to reclaim it? Using Daniel’s signature blend of comedy, poetry, music, and multi-character transformation, Mr. Joy is a hilarious and heart-warming exploration of one community’s journey to heal in order to dream again and discover boundless joy.
Performances May 12 – June 2
Purchase a special early bird ticket for $15 by May 1, 2012,
Buy Tickets Now Here
“Beaty is a consummate entertainer and a mesmerizing presence.”
-The Princeton Packet
See a FREE sneak peak of MR. JOY on April 30th
Come to the historic Riverside Church on Monday, April 30th for a sneak peak at Daniel Beaty’s newest play. Hear monologues, listen to a Q & A with Daniel, experience the show, and buy Early Bird tickets at the Box Office and avoid online fees!
When: Monday, April 30th at 7:30 PM
Where: Assembly Hall, The Riverside Church
Reserve your spot here
“Daniel Beaty’s solo work may be the most uplifting and inspiring theater you’ll see this year.”