Accidental Joy (Musical)
“Accidental Joy” is a surrealist satire, lampooning the self help industry and the personalities pouring cash into it. Mma-Syrai plays Young Joy, the teenaged incarnation of the lead character Joy Perkins, played by Tyren Perry.
Appearing in flashbacks and delusional dream sequences, Mma-Syrai provides character depth for Joy, illustrating her long and fitful journey, stumbling towards the light. With wildly inappropriate laughs, engaging and soaring songs and a cast that delights, Accidental Joy was created by Robbie McDonald and Book of Mormon veteran Marcus Terrell Smith, and produced by Linda Joe.
This summer, the play was one of thirteen selected for New York Musicals Festival.