Daniel Beaty's Mr. Joy, Directed by Sheryl Kaller, Begins Limited Run at The Riverside Theatre May 12

Daniel Beaty, the award-winning writer and performer of Emergency! and Through the Night, returns to The Riverside Theatre with his latest solo play, Mr. Joy, May 12.

Daniel Beaty
Daniel Beaty

Directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller, performances are scheduled to continue through June 2.

The play, according to press notes, "revolves around Mr. Joy, 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?"

Mr. Joy is presented by Riverside Theatre and the New Heritage Theatre.

The Riverside Theatre is located at 91 Claremont Ave. (between 120th & 122nd Sts.) in Morningside Heights.

Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theriversidetheatre.org, by phone at (212) 870-6784 or in person at the box office.

For more information visit theriversidetheatre.org.