Omaha, NE–Brought from Guangzhou in 1834 as an “exotic oddity” The Chinese Lady follows the true story of the first woman from China to enter America. Afong Moy is paraded around for the American public to indulge their voyeuristic curiosities by delivering a performance of her “ethnicity.” Over the course of 55 years, Afong Moy begins to challenge her views of herself, her culture in the hands of others, and her disconnect from her homeland while grappling with her search for her own identity in America.
Venue: BlueBarn Theatre (1106 S 10th St, Omaha, NE)
Ticket Prices: $37 (Tickets can be purchased at www.bluebarn.org)
Show Dates: Mar 30-April 22 (Showtimes are Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. April 16th performance will be held at 6pm)
Directed by: Wai Yim
Lisa Tejero as Afong Moy
Jimmy Nguyen as Atung