A play inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America, playwright Lloyd Suh’s “The Chinese Lady” is coming to the Public Theater beginning February 23. The play is a co-production of Ma-Yi Theater Company and Barrington Stage Company, and debuted in 2018. They write:
“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 reveals centuries of America’s shameful colonial history.”
Find out more and buy tickets here.