The Chinese Lady

140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204



October 11 to November 6, 2022

piercing & poetic portrait

In 1834, 14-year-old Afong Moy was the first Chinese woman to come to America. She spent her life traveling across the country as a living exhibition for a paying public, who were mesmerized by her exotic ways and unnerved by her bound feet. Inspired by a true story, this critically acclaimed play unearths hidden history as a displaced woman and a young nation struggle with how to define themselves.

*Part of IRT's INclusion Series: Celebrating Diverse Storytelling