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World Premiere Event

The Heart Sellers

By Lloyd Suh

February 7 – March 19, 2023

Stiemke Studio


Finding Direction in the Land of Opportunity

Funny and deeply moving, this World Premiere by Lloyd Suh (The Chinese Lady) gives voice to the Asian immigrant experience in the 1970s when the landmark Hart-Celler Act granted thousands of professional workers a new path to citizenship. But for new Americans Jane and Luna, life in the USA with their workaholic husbands has left them feeling isolated and invisible. One Thanksgiving – over sips of wine and a questionable frozen turkey – they reminisce and dream of spreading their wings together in the land of opportunity: disco dancing, learning to drive and even a visit to Disneyland. With grace and dignity, this powerful play asks: “Would you give up your heart to make a new home?”

Milwaukee Rep is a proud part of World Premiere Wisconsin, a state-wide festival celebrating new plays and musicals from March 1 – June 30, 2023. To learn more visit www.worldpremierewisconsin.com.


A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production

Exec Producers
Mara & Craig Swan

Associate Producer
Krista Kile

The Stiemke Studio Season is presented by Four-Four Foundation