Mar. 30-Apr. 23: Lisa Tejero and Jimmy Nguyen Set for BLUEBARN Theatre’s Production of Lloyd Suh’s THE CHINESE LADY in Omaha

BLUEBARN Theatre is presenting Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese Lady, starring Lisa Tejero as Afong Moy and Jimmy Nguyen as Atung from Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 23. Wai Yim directs. BLUEBARN Theatre is located at 1106 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108. Click here for tickets.

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.

“By the end of Mr. Suh’s extraordinary play, we look at Afong and see whole centuries of American history. She’s no longer the Chinese lady. She is us.” ~The New York Times

The creative team includes Dramaturg Bindi Kang, Scenic Design by Bill VanDeest, Costume Design by Izumi Inaba, and Lighting Design by Maya Bredenkamp.

Performances & Tickets
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sun., April. 2nd, 23rd @ 2:00pm; Sun., April 16th @ 6:00pm
*ASL Performance Thursday, April 13th

Engagement Events
Friday, March 31st | Following the 7:30pm show
Please join in community with the cast and creatives of The Chinese Lady. The play’s directors, adapters, ensemble, and creative team will discuss the journey of bringing this story to the stage.

Mutual of Omaha
Bruce Reneaud & Kerry Dobson
Jannette Davis
Artwork By Sarah Rowe

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: Mask requirements will be determined on a show-by-show basis. Masks are suggested but not required for The Chinese Lady. Please refer to our website for our most recent protocols.

No Refunds Available.

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