Please note: This show will be performed at
The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol
806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL 32159
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$15 Preview Performances / $35 Performances

Content Advisories: Herbal Cigarettes, Adult Content
Sign Language Interpretation: December 6, 7:00pm

The Chinese Lady
By Lloyd Suh

November 15th - December 17th, 2022

2:00pm & 7:00pm: Showtimes vary by day

The true story of the first Chinese woman in America.

"Hello, my name is Afong Moy; I came to America in 1834, when I was fourteen years old…" Brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province, China, Afong Moy is put on display as the first Chinese woman to set foot on American soil. Although Afong believes that she is an ambassador for Chinese culture, in reality she is a sideshow exhibit. Spanning a half-century, this two-person play depicts her daily life as a touring museum attraction. She performs for a paying audience showing them how she eats, what she wears, and the highlight of the event: how she walks with bound feet. As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity. The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh is a poetic, whimsical play inspired by the true story of Afong Moy's life.

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