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About the Play

The Chinese Lady
by Lloyd Suh
October 11 – November 6, 2022

piercing & poetic portrait

In 1834, 14-year-old Afong Moy was the first Chinese woman to come to America. She spent her life traveling across the country as a living exhibition for a paying public, who were mesmerized by her exotic ways and unnerved by her bound feet. Inspired by a true story, this critically acclaimed play unearths hidden history as a displaced woman and a young nation struggle with how to define themselves.

*Part of IRT's INclusion Series: Celebrating Diverse Storytelling

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 1 hour and 30 minutes

The Chinese Lady contains anti-Asian slurs, descriptions of foot binding and violence against Asian Americans, and depictions of smoking and alcohol consumption. Recommended for patrons 8th grade and above.