THE CHINESE LADY @ Capital Stage

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Fri, February 17 2023
Capital Stage
2215 J Street
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Live Performances & Virtually On Demand

by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Michelle Talgarow
Sacramento Premiere
2020 Horton Foote Prize Winner

Live Theatre & Virtually On Demand
January 25 – February 26, 2023

Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America, Lloyd Suh’s critically acclaimed play 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, 14-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 tells her story while also casting a powerful lens on the long history of Anti-Asian ugliness and exoticization in America.

Performances will be available as live performances and virtually on demand from January 25 through February 26, 2023, with a Press Opening on Saturday, January 28 at 8:00 pm.

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