The Chinese Lady

Long Wharf Theatre
Rehearsals ran February 18, 2020 – March 12, 2020

Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese “immigrant.” Meet Afong Moy, a 14-year-old girl who traveled the United States, first with the Carne Brothers and then with P.T. Barnum. Her “performance?” Educate others about life in her native China. To Afong, she is an ambassador; to her owners, a sideshow. As these dual truths become irreconcilable, Afong must reckon with herself and the history of her new home with startling discoveries in Lloyd Suh’s deeply poetic and subversively comedic tale.

Meet the Team
Lloyd Suh | Writer
Ralph B. Peña | Director

Shannon Tyo | Afong Moy
Jon Norman Schneider
| Atung

Junghyun Georgia Lee | Scenic Design **
Linda Cho | Costume Design
Jiyoun Chang | Lighting Design
Carolina Ortiz
| Assistant Lighting Design 
Fan Zhang
| Composition & Sound Design
Production Stage Manager
| Alex H. Hajjar

** See the gallery for the scenic design model.

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