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Silent Joy, a New Play

ensemble theatre · empty space artistry · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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Silent Joy makes premiere at Hollywood Fringe!

May 09, 2019

Inspired by Dante’s “Inferno,” this stage adaptation of a graphic novel tackles big issues in its following of a girl trapped by demons and her quest to help a boy whose mouth is sewn shut.

LOS ANGELES – In making her Hollywood Fringe debut, director, playwright and Orange County native Melissa Ordaz was looking for a piece to present that was timely, poignant and special to truly make an impact on this festival of her peers. It turns out, she needed only to look at her brother Zach Beckert and his graphic novel that not only highlights a different perspective on mental illness and suicide, but does so through two incredibly intriguing and unique characters.

As such, Silent Joy will make its world premiere at studio/stage this June as part of Hollywood Fringe.

Silent Joy tells the story of a girl trapped by her own demons who decides to help a kind, mute boy named Joy whose mouth is sewn shut. Together they set out on an epic journey, facing otherworldly perils, to seek revenge