“Mr. Joy” Premieres at City Theatre; Jennifer Aniston’s “Cake” Served Up on Local Screens (CPs Tues., 1/27/15)

1) Mr. Joy is a solo show written by the New York-based playwright Daniel Beaty, who often draws his material from the everyday life of Harlem’s neighborhoods. The play centers on a shoe repair shop founded by a Chinese immigrant whose value to the community becomes evident one fateful day when customers arrive to find the shop closed. Actress Tangela Large plays all the parts, ranging from a budding young shoe designer to a “gangsta granny.” The show has been workshopped in New York and elsewhere, and Pittsburgh’s City Theatre is giving Mr. Joy its full-blown world premiere. 7 p.m. Continues through Feb. 15. 13th and Bingham streets, South Side.

 

2) CakeJennifer Aniston delivers an Oscar-worthy performance as a woman who investigates the suicide death of a friend from her chronic-pain support group. Aniston has received nods from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes. Also appearing are Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, and Mamie Gummer. Check Fandango for screens and times at your local movie house.

3)  Head on over and ski on Mt. Dew (Seven Springs Mountain Resort). Tuesdays are “Dewsdays” at Seven Springs; receive a limited edition complimentary Mountain Dew T-Shirt with each ski/snowboard pass sold that day. Offer only available at the resort’s main ski and snowboard ticket office. 777 Waterwheel Dr. , Seven Springs.