Finding Joy: October Showcase Fundraiser
September 19, 2013By Tiffani Knowles

St. John’s University is presenting Finding Joy, a musical about the trials faced by many college youth, on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in The Little Theatre at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens. An encore showing and reception is slated for Sunday November 3, 2013 at Kingdom Life Ministries International in Brooklyn, New York.


Finding Joy’s subject matter is familiar to many students, addressing heavy subjects, from late-night pill-popping to staying awake and cramming for major exams to date rape. The main character, Joy Harrison, is a preacher’s kid and a talented dancer. She spent all her years in church doing “the right thing” but was sheltered from the world. At 18, Joy is off to college where her faith and resolve will be tested by an atheist professor, a friend with ulterior motives, and a roommate with a completely different outlook on life.


“It’s a story about being and becoming; about one’s self, one’s peers, freshman assimilation and trying to stay focused on getting that degree…four or more years down the line,” says playwright, musician and performer Perth Phillip, founder of Perth Performing Arts. “A lot can happen between freshman orientation, final exams and graduation day.”


Will Joy make the grade? Get a sneak peek during one of Finding Joy’s showcases this October 5 at 6 p.m. at Kingdom Life Ministries International in Brooklyn, NY.


Finding Joy stars Tiffani Knowles, Managing Editor of NEWD Magazine, as rising college student Joy Harrison.


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