The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre production of Lloyd Suh's The Chinese Lady began performances February 13, in a limited run set to wrap up March 24. The production, directed by May Adrales, stars Lisa Helmi Johanson as historical figure Afong Moy, America's first Chinese immigrant along side Jon Norman Schneider as Atung. The play was originally produced by Ma-Yi Theater and Barrington Stage Company in 2018.
The Chinese Lady tells the story of Afong Moy, a Chinese immigrant who "was brought from Beijing to America ad put on display as the 'Chinese Lady.' Over the next 45 years, she performed in a side show that both defined and challenged her own view of herself, as she witnessed stunning transformations in the United States."
Flip through photos from the production below:
Production Photos: The Chinese Lady at Milwaukee Repertory Theater
The production features set design by Collete Polard, costume design by Melissa Ng, lighting design by Noele Stollmack, and sound design by Andre J. Pluess with dialect coaching by Clare Arena Haden, Dramaturgical Consultant Nancy Davis, and stage managed by Kimberly Carolus.
For more information, visit www.milwaukeerep.com.