Mr. Joy: Neighborhood Tour

About This Show

What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is shaken when Mr. Joy, a Chinese immigrant whose shoe repair shop has been a neighborhood pillar for decades, becomes the victim of an attack. Through the lens of Mr. Joy’s customers, from the bubbly 11-year-old Clarissa (who captured viewers’ hearts in Emergency) to the sincere and savvy “gangsta granny” Bessie, audience members learn the profound yet unassuming impact the shop owner has had on others’ lives. Mr. Joy: Neighborhood Tour is the work of playwright and ArtsEmerson Artist-in-Residence Daniel Beaty (Emergency).

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 25min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: April 1, 2017 Final Performance: April 22, 2017
Ticket Office: 617 824 840

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