THE CHINESE LADY Runs March 25-April 30

PIP_The Chinese Lady

Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
March 25-April 30
Shelterhouse Theatre [Eden Park]

Directed by Jess McLeod

Cast: Sami Ma as Afong May & Albert Park as Atung

Afong Moy is 14 years old when she’s brought to the United States in 1834 and placed on public display as “The Chinese Lady” — supposedly the first to step foot on U.S. soil. Decade after decade, she performs as a living exhibit, showing curious white people how she eats, what she wears and — the highlight of the event — how she walks with bound feet. Time wears on, and eventually the lines between her performance and her own identity become blurry. Inspired by the true story of Afong Moy’s life, The Chinese Lady is a darkly poetic yet whimsical portrait of our collective past through the eyes of a young Chinese woman.

  • In preview, Sat, March 25 at 7:30pm
  • In preview, Tue-Wed, March 28-29 at 7:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, March 30-31 at 7:30pm
  • Sat April 1 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 2 at 2pm
  • Tue-Fri, April 4-7 at 7:30pm
  • Sat April 8 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 9 at 2pm
  • Tue, April 11 at 7:30pm
  • Wed, April 12 at 1pm & 7:30pm
  • Thu-Fri, April 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • Sat April 15 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 16 at 2pm
  • Tue-Fri, April 18-21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat April 22 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 23 at 2pm
  • Tue-Fri, April 25-28 at 7:30pm
  • Sat April 29 at 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, April 30 at 2pm

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