7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 25 - 3:15 PM on Sunday, February 26
Capital Stage presents "The Chinese Lady" by Lloyd Suh, directed by Michelle Talgarow, with its Sacramento Premiere (Live Theatre & Virtually On Demand) on January 25 – February 26, 2023 at Capital Stage (2215 J Street, Sacramento). 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, THE CHINESE LADY tells her story while also casting a powerful lens on the long history of Anti-Asian ugliness and exoticization in America. PERFORMANCE LENGTH: 75 Minutes, No Intermission CAST: Rinabeth Apostol & Leon Goertzen | *Member Actors’ Equity Association. See more details and get tickets at https://capstage.org/the-plays/the-chinese-lady/.