Daniel Beaty's Mr. Joy Will Play Limited Run at LCT's Claire Tow Theater
22 Mar 2013
Lincoln Center Theater will present an LCT3 Special Event of Mr. Joy, a 90-minute one-man show written and performed by Daniel Beaty, at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).
Directed by Sheryl Kaller, the workshop production will be performed April 8, April 9, April 12-15 and April 17-21 at 7 PM.
"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 www.lct3.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.