The Chinese Lady
The Stiemke Studio Season is presented by:
Ed Seaberg & Patrick Smith and Four-Four Foundation
Mara & Craig Swan
A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production
A NEW PLAY BY A LEADING VOICE IN AMERICAN DRAMA
In 1834, Afong Moy was brought from Beijing to America and put on display as the “Chinese Lady.”
Over the next several decades, she performed in a side show that both defined and challenged her own view of herself as she witnessed stunning transformation in the US. Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, playwright Lloyd Suh unearths hidden history and questions the way we look at ourselves and others.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
THE CHINESE LADY WITH LISA HELMI JOHANSON AND JON NORMAN SCHNEIDER BEGINS PERFORMANCES IN MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER’S STIEMKE STUDIO FEBRUARY 13 – MARCH 24