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THE CHINESE LADY

  • Studio 180 Theatre and fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company in association with Crow’s Theatre
  • Lloyd Suh
  • Marjorie Chan
  • May 2 - May 21, 2023
  • $45-$65
  • Studio Theatre
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    “It is a beautiful thing to look at something long enough to really understand it. But it is so much more beautiful to be looked at long enough to be understood.”

    The Chinese Lady, Lloyd Suh

     

    Afong Moy is 14 years old when she is brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province in 1834. Purportedly the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, she has been put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.” As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity. Alternatingly dark, poetic, and whimsical, the play is a searing portrait of Western culture seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman.

     Playwright Lloyd Suh’s previous work include Charles Francis Chan Jr.'s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, American Hwangap, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! and Jesus in India. He was a 2020 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

     Director Marjorie Chan is an award-winning, interdisciplinary artist, Artistic Director of Theatre Passe Muraille, and Governor General’s Literary Award in Drama nominee for China Doll, her playwriting debut.

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  • The Team

    CREATIVE

    • Lloyd Suh - Playwright
    • Marjorie Chan - Director