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The Chinese Lady Tickets

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About The Chinese Lady

The Barrington Stage Company and Ma-Yi Theater Company have partnered with The Public Theater to produce The Chinese Lady. The Chinese Lady tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

The Chinese Lady is a play by Lloyd Suh about Afong Moy, widely considered the first Chinese woman to come to America. However, she was brought over in 1834 against her will. After being traded in a deal between her family and American importers, she quickly became a public spectacle under the titular name, put on display for audiences fascinated by her appearance.

Surrounded by Chinese trinkets, she was made to perform an exoticized version of the Chinese identity. She gained fame, even meeting then-President Andrew Jackson, but had her words skewed by translation and her culture reduced to a show. The Chinese Lady is a reclamation of Afong's story and culture, which challenges the way global cultures are seen under the white American gaze and lets Afong, or at least the actress playing her, share her story and true culture for herself.

The Chinese Lady had its world premiere in 2018 at Barrington Stage Company, which was followed by its Off-Broadway premiere with Ma-Yi Theatre Company. The play has now become one of the most produced plays of the 2021-2022 theatre season nationwide. Productions have gone up in Portland, Philadelphia, Ithaca, Rochester, and most recently, New Haven. Now, the Public is the latest company to present The Chinese Lady Off-Broadway. Much of the original Off-Broadway creative team is returning, including director Ralph B. Peña, set designer Junghyun Georgia Lee, and sound designer Fabian Obispo. They are joined by lighting designers Jiyoun Chang and Elizabeth Mak and costume designer Linda Cho.

Tickets to The Chinese Lady are available now. Book The Chinese Lady tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

Run time

75m (No intermission)

Start date

February 23rd, 2022

End date

April 10th, 2022

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Intelligent
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41 reviews on Show-Score

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Bruce 6
Based on true story, 2-hander is history of 1st chinese lady displayed in america like a zoo animal in mid-19th century; also deals w deep questions about theater
82 / 100
TheatreLovinTom
Thought-provoking, Clever, Great acting, Poignant, Relevant
93 / 100
Claude 7183
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
80 / 100
Andrew55
Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing
95 / 100
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Venue

425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, USA, 10003

Accessibility

Accessible entrances, seating, and restrooms. Assistive Listening Devices. ASL interpreted, Open Caption and Audio Descriptions at select performances or on demand by request.

More information about The Chinese Lady

Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America, Lloyd Suh’s critically-acclaimed play, 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, THE CHINESE LADY shares her impressions of a young country struggling with how to define itself.

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