Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese female to step foot in America, 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 woman. In 1834, Afong Moy is brought from China to America and put on display as The Chinese Lady for a paying public hungry for the exotic mysteries of the East.
THE CHINESE LADY premiered at Barrington Stage Company in July 2018, featuring Daniel K. Isaac (“Billions”) and Shannon Tyo. In a co-production of Ma-Yi Theater Company and Barrington Stage Company, the show premiered in New York in November 2018. The play was scheduled to open at Long Wharf Theatre in March 2020, but was sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Shannon Tyo | Afong Moy
Daniel K. Isaac | Atung
Lloyd Suh | Playwright
Ralph B. Peña | Director
Junghyun Georgia Lee | Scenic & Costume Design
Oliver Wason | Lighting Design
Fabian Obispo | Sound Design
Geoff Boronda | Production Stage Manager