The Chinese Lady

Joseph Papp Public Theater

Susan Stein Shiva Theater

Previews Began: February 23, 2022

Opening Night: March 8, 2022

Closing Night: April 10, 2022

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Playwright: Lloyd Suh

Music: Fabian Obispo

Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America, The Chinese Lady is a tale of dark poetic whimsy and a unique portrait of the United States as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese girl. In 1834, 16-year-old Afong Moy sailed into New York Harbor and was immediately put on display for a paying public who were mesmerized by her exotic ways and horrified by her tiny bound feet. As audiences follow Moy’s travels through America as a living exhibit for decades, centuries of America’s shameful colonial history are revealed.

CAST

Daniel K. Isaac                                                    Atung
Shannon Tyo                                                Afong Moy
Cindy Im                                                      Afong Moy
                                                                     (Alternate)
Jon Norman Schneider                                        Atung
                                                                     (Alternate)

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