Mr. Joy

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Written and performed by Daniel Beaty

Daniel Beaty, the multiple award winning writer & performer of "Emergency" returns to Omaha with a new solo play. Your favorite characters from "Emergency" return with new stories to tell along with a host of new characters.

The play 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? 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.

"Mr. Joy" is funded by The Sherwood Foundation. This performance is appropriate for ages 12 and older.