TimeLine Theatre THE CHINESE LADY — PICTURE PREVIEW

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WHEN:

Thru June 18, 2022

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago

TICKETS:

$42+

For more information and tickets visit the TimeLine Theatre website.

CAST:

Mi Kang (Afong Moy) and Glenn Obrero (Atung)

CREATIVE TEAM:

Arnel Sancianco (Scenic Designer, he/him), Izumi Inaba (Costume Designer, she/her), John Culbert (Lighting Designer, he/him), Forrest Gregor (Co-Sound Designer, he/him), André Pluess (Co-Sound Designer, he/him), Rowen Doe (Properties Designer, they/them/he/him), Eva Breneman (Dialect Director, she/her), Yiwen Wu (Dramaturg, she/her), and Jill Yetsky (Stage Manager, she/her).

A spokesperson describes the event as follows:

"...Brought here from China in 1834 by enterprising American merchants, 14-year-old Afong Moy is put on display so the American public can get its first view of an “authentic Chinese Lady.” Over the course of 55 years, Afong performs an ethnicity that both defines and challenges her own views of herself. Meanwhile, she witnesses stunning transformations in the American identity. As these dual truths become irreconcilable, Afong must reckon with herself and the history of her new home with startling discovery and personal revelations..."

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Photos: Lara Goetsch

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