The Chinese Lady (Off-Broadway, Public Theater/Shiva Theater, 2022) | Playbill

The Chinese Lady


The Barrington Stage Company and Ma-Yi Theater Company Production, Presented by The Public Theater


In 1834, a 14-year-old girl is brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province. Allegedly the first Chinese woman to set foot in the U.S., she is put on display for the American public and billed as “The Chinese Lady.” For over 45 years, she is toured around the US as a sideshow act, accompanied by Atung, her assistant and closest acquaintance. Lloyd Suh’s piercing tale, based on the true story of Afong Moy, examines the ways in which one woman’s life is impacted by exploitation and the white gaze and explores the mystery surrounding Moy’s later years.

Directed by Ralph B. Peña

Featuring Cindy Im, Daniel K. Isaac, Jon Norman Schneider, Shannon Tyo

Show Times: Tuesday-Sunday @8PM, Saturday @2PM

Tickets from $60


Drama Desk Award
2022 Outstanding Play Nominee
2022 Outstanding Costume Design for a Play Nominee
2022 Outstanding Projection Design Nominee
Lucille Lortel Award
2022 Outstanding Revival Nominee

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