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October 11 - November 6
Upperstage
Tickets start at $25

Dates

  1. October 11, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  2. October 12, 2022 at 6:30PM
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  3. October 13, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  4. October 14, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  5. October 15, 2022 at 1:00PM
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  6. October 15, 2022 at 5:00PM
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  7. October 16, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  8. October 20, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  9. October 21, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  10. October 22, 2022 at 5:00PM
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  11. October 22, 2022 at 9:00PM
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  12. October 23, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  13. October 27, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  14. October 27, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  15. October 28, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  16. October 29, 2022 at 5:00PM
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  17. October 30, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  18. October 30, 2022 at 6:00PM
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  19. November 1, 2022 at 6:30PM
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  20. November 2, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  21. November 3, 2022 at 2:00PM
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  22. November 3, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  23. November 4, 2022 at 7:30PM
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  24. November 5, 2022 at 4:00PM
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  25. November 5, 2022 at 8:00PM
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  26. November 6, 2022 at 2:00PM
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About the Play


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

Special Programming
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Preshow Chats
 

Before every Signature Six performance, patrons can enjoy a Pre-Show Chat hosted by IRT staff and artists. Pre-Show Chats begin 45 minutes prior to the scheduled performance and last 20 minutes. 
 



OPENING NIGHT

Friday, October 14, 2022 | Performance at 7:30 PM

Raise a glass and cheers to the cast and crew at IRT’s Opening Night! After the show, delight in a champagne toast and a one-time-only chance to explore the set with IRT Artisans (masks required onstage).
 



ASL/AD PERFORMANCE | TALK BACK

Sunday, October 23, 2022 | Talk Back following the 2 PM performance

The IRT offers ASL/AD services to our patrons with vision and hearing needs. Patrons with hearing needs are encouraged to sit in the interpretation zone and meet with the interpreter before the show. We also offer Assisted Listening Devices free of charge at each performance. To learn more visit irtlive.com/accessibility.

Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
 



TALK BACK

Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Following the 4 PM performance

Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.


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 descriptions of violence against Asian Americans. Recommended for patrons 8th grade and above.

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Cast Members


Mi Kang
MI KANG
Afong Moy
Trieu Tran
TRIEU TRAN
Atung

Creative Team


Lloyd Suh
LLOYD SUH
Playwright 
Ralph B. Peña
RALPH B. PEÑA
Director
Junghyun Georgia Lee
JUNGHYUN GEORGIA LEE
Scenic Designer
Linda Cho
LINDA CHO
Costume Designer
Oliver Wason
OLIVER WASON
Lighting Designer
Fabian Obispo
FABIAN OBISPO
Composer
Richard J Roberts
RICHARD J ROBERTS
Dramaturg
Matt Shives
MATT SHIVES
Stage Manager

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