By Daniel Beaty
Directed by Vivienne Benesch
“Tangela Large inhabits each character fully, carrying us from the hilarious to the heartbreaking at a moment’s notice.”
“McKay Coble’s design of the single set is inspired.”
—Garret Southerland, Talkin’ Broadway
A neighborhood finds renewal, healing and hope
Tangela Large brings her award-winning performance to Chapel Hill. In this uplifting one-woman show, a Harlem community takes stock when a Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop mysteriously doesn’t open one morning, causing an array of customers to realize what the shop owner has meant in their lives. Large plays nine distinct characters as we explore gentrification, racism, and open-mindedness in this diverse, New York City landscape.
“the most uplifting and inspiring theater you’ll see this year”
Why See “Mr. Joy”?
A Special Performance by Tangela Large
Some language and themes may not be appropriate for all audiences. We recommend this production for patrons ages 14 and older.