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Unexpected Joy

Presented by Ground Floor Theatre at Ground Floor Theatre, Austin TX

Dec 02 - 19 2021
Unexpected Joy

Unexpected Joy tells the story of three generations of female singers, long-held family tensions, and a week together where change is in the air.

In modern-day Cape Cod, Joy, a baby boomer and proud hippie, is holding a memorial concert for the other half of her popular musical duo, Jump & Joy. When her tightly wound, conservative daughter and her sweet, rebellious granddaughter arrive from Oklahoma, sparks fly as one family seeks to find the common ground in their different values, dreams, and goals. A heartfelt and hilarious story that celebrates diversity and acceptance, Unexpected Joy weaves folk-rock, pop, and blues in bringing

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All of GFT’s shows are Pay what you can

Suggested General Admission $25

VIP Tickets $45 and up (VIPs get reserved seat and the knowledge that they are helping keep the “Pay What you Can Policy” going.

Contact: 512.840.1804


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  • Dec 4, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 5, 2021 at 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 8, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 9, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 10, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 11, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 12, 2021 at 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 16, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 17, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 18, 2021 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 19, 2021 at 05:00 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

We will have a post show reception on December 3.

ASL interpreted performance date TBD

STreamed performances on 12/4; 12/8; and 12/12

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Ground Floor Theatre

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Dates and Times

Sat, Dec 4, 2021

8:00 pm at Ground Floor Theatre

Sun, Dec 5, 2021

5:00 pm at Ground Floor Theatre

Wed, Dec 8, 2021

8:00 pm at Ground Floor Theatre

Thu, Dec 9, 2021

8:00 pm at Ground Floor Theatre

Fri, Dec 10, 2021

8:00 pm at Ground Floor Theatre



The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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