The Chinese Lady

2215 J St., Sacramento, CA 95816
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,<em> The Chinese Lady</em> tells her story while also casting a powerful lens on the long history of Anti-Asian ugliness and exoticization in America. Cast: Rinabeth Apostol and Leon Goertzen, Member Actors’ Equity Association