Daniel Beaty's Mr. Joy Plays Limited Run at LCT's Claire Tow Theater Starting April 8

By Andrew Gans
April 8, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater presents an LCT3 Special Event, Mr. Joy, a 90-minute one-man show written and performed by Daniel Beaty, beginning April 8 at the Claire Tow Theater atop the Beaumont Theater in Lincoln Center.

Directed by Sheryl Kaller, the workshop production plays April 8, April 9, April 12-15 and April 17-21 at 7 PM.

There is no official opening night, and the work is not open to review.

"At the start of the show, something has happened to Mr. Joy, a Chinese-American who has run a shoe-repair shop in Harlem for decades," according to production notes. "Through Beaty's signature style of multi-character storytelling, Mr. Joy's customers and others discover the nature of the incident, and realize the impact he has had on their lives and their changing community."

Mr. Joy, a work in progress, has lighting by Michael Gilliam, original music and sound by Lindsay Jones and projections by Josh Lehrer.

Daniel Beaty is the award-winning writer and performer of Emergency! and Through the Night, among others.

Tickets, priced at $20, are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, at telecharge.com or by visiting lct3.org.