Sponsored by Hal Kramer
The Chinese Lady
By LLOYD SUH
Directed by RALPH PINA
Co-Production with MA-YI THEATER COMPANY
In 1834, Afong Moy is brought to the United States from Beijing and put on display for the American public as the “Chinese Lady.” Over the next 45 years, she performs in a side show that both defines and challenges her own view of herself. Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, playwright Lloyd Suh spins a tale of dark poetic whimsy in this piercing portrait of America as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman.
Sponsored in part by Audrey and Ralph Friedner