The Chinese Lady

Capital Stage

Back Event Jan 25, 2023 @ 7 pm By Box Office

“The Chinese Lady” by Lloyd Suh Directed by Michelle Talgarow Sacramento Premiere | 2020 Horton Foote Prize Winner Live Theatre & Virtually On Demand

Live on January 25 – February 26, 2023 Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America, Lloyd Suh’s critically acclaimed play 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, 14-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, THE CHINESE LADY tells her story while also casting a powerful lens on the long history of Anti-Asian ugliness and exoticization in America.

CRITIC’S PICK! “Moving and sharply funny!” – THE NEW YORK TIMES SPONSORED BY: Dan Brunner PERFORMANCE LENGTH: 75 Minutes, No Intermission CAST: Rinabeth Apostol & Leon Goertzen | *Member Actors’ Equity Association 

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