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.


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

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