Lloyd Suh’s “The Chinese Lady” Begins Previews November 7

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Some shows are already sold out for THE CHINESE LADY, the first Chinese woman to step foot in the United States in 1834. There are several ways to get discount tickets for a limited time: 

1. Previews are on sale for $26.25 for November 7-9 using the code TRMOCAPRE when you call  212-947-8844 or by clicking the link below:

20% off Preview Show Tickets for “THE CHINESE LADY” 11/7-11/9

2. Regular shows are on sale for $34.25 from November 11-18 using the code TRMOCAREG when you call  212-947-8844 or by clicking the link below:

20% off Regular Show Tickets for “THE CHINESE LADY” 11/11-11/18

3. Rush Tickets are available at the box office, one hour before curtain time.Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street.4. There are also some discounted tickets avilable at TODAYTIX 

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“This is one of the finest works presented by Barrington Stage this year.”
Berkshire Bright Focus

“an exceptionally engaging world premiere at Barrington Stage Company…acted with abundant humor and even more compassion….Suh explores Moy’s story in an unusual, intellectually bracing way that explodes theater conventions.” Albany Times Union

“a fascinating piece of theater and history, beautifully and bravely told.”
In the Spotlight

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“It will touch your heart, fill your mind and have you remembering this brave woman who learns about life in a world that does not accept her.”
Berkshire On Stage

“A riveting and poetic 90-minute world premiere of historic interest and pointed political observations.”
CurtainUP

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Shannon Tyo (Afong Moy) Off-Broadway credits include Kentucky, Bikeman: A 9/11 Play, Dear Edwina. Favorite regional credits include The White Snake at the Old Globe, San Diego; Miss Saigon at the Pioneer Theatre Co, Music Theatre of Wichita and Cape Fear Regional; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beeat Northern Stage, Tuacahn PAC and Pioneer Theatre Co.; and Broadway Bounty Hunter at Barrington Stage. BFA Syracuse University

Set and Costumes designed by Junghyun Georgia Lee. Lighting design by Oliver Wason. Sound design by Fabian Obispo. Production Stage Manager is Geoff Boronda.

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Daniel K. Isaac (Atung) is an actor and writer born and raised in Southern California, currently based in New York City. You can currently see him on the small screen as ‘Ben Kim’ in Showtime’s “Billions.”Isaac co-wrote and stars in the short film/pilot presentation, “According To My Mother.” The project was selected for IFP Film Week and the inaugural Sundance New Voices Lab and was an Official Selection at ITVFest, Newfest, Outfest Fusion, Outfest, CAAMfest, SeriesFest (where it was awarded Best Actress), and New York Television Festival (Best Drama and Best Actor). “According To My Mother” is currently in development to become a digital series on First Look Media’s new platform, TOPIC. Isaac is a member of Page 73’s 2018 Interstate 73 Writers Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood, and a Lambda Literary Playwriting Fellow. Training: UCSD, BADA. www.AccordingToMyMother.com

He recently appeared as William Inge in the Off-Broadway production of Philip Dawkin’s The Gentleman Caller, produced by Abingdon Theatre at The Cherry Lane.  Select NYC: Sagittarius Ponderosa (NAATCO), Underland (59E59), La Divina Caricatura (La MaMa, Under the Radar & St. Ann’s Warehouse), Anna Nicole the Opera (BAM). Select Regional: The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theater), Miss Electricity (La Jolla Playhouse). Film/TV: MONEY MONSTER (dir. Jodie Foster), “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (TV LAND), “Search Party” (TBS), “Crashing” (HBO), “The Following” (FOX), “Person of Interest” (CBS), “Believe” (NBC, pilot), TOO BIG TO FAIL (HBO).  www.DanielKIsaac.com

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Fabian Obispo is our Sound Designer for SESAR and THE CHINESE LADY. Fabian is a long-time Ma-Yi Theater collaborator. He has designed sound and composed original music for many Ma-Yi productions including “Caucasian Chalk Circle,” Portrait of the Artist,” “Flipzoids,” “Mother Courage,” and “Among The Dead,” to name a few. He is currently working on a new musical with Jessica Hagedorn that Ma-Yi Theater will premiere in 2019.

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Playwright Lloyd Suh is the author of Charles Francis Chan Jr’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery, American Hwangap, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, Jesus in India, Great Wall Story, and others, produced with Ma-Yi, Magic Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Play Company, La Mama, Denver Center Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson, The Guthrie Theatre with Mu Performing Arts, East West Players, and internationally at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila, and with PCPA in Seoul, Korea. He has received support from the NEA Arena Stage New Play Development program, the Andrew W. Mellon Launching New Plays Into the Repertoire initiative via the Lark, NYFA, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, TCG, and Dramatists Guild, and has been a recipient of the Roe Green Award from Cleveland Playhouse, the Lilah Kan Red Socks Award, and the Helen Merrill Award. His plays have been published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Smith & Kraus, Duke University Press and American Theater magazine. He is an alum of Youngblood and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and from 2005-2010 served as Artistic Director of Second Generation and Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. He currently serves on the Dramatists Guild Council and has since 2011 served as Director of Artistic Programs at The Lark.

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Director Ralph B. Peña is the current Artistic Director of Ma-Yi Theater Company. Recent directing credits include Among the DeadHouse Rules (Ma-Yi) The Orphan of Zhao (Fordham Theatre), Macho Dancer: A Musical (Cultural Center of the Philippines), Livin’ La Vida Imelda (Ma-Yi), Lloyd Suh’s The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO! (Cultural Center of the Philippines, Children’s Theater Co. and Ma-Yi, Off Broadway Alliance Award), Julia Specht’s Down Cleghorn, Joshua Conkel’s Curmudgeons in Love (EST Marathon), Mike Lew’s microcrisis(Youngblood, Ma-Yi), and House/Boy (Dublin and Singapore Theater Festivals). His theater work has been seen at The NYSF/Public Theater, Long Wharf Theater, Laguna Playhouse, NAATCO, Second Generation, Victory Gardens, and LaMama ETC, among others. He received an Obie Award for his work on The Romance of Magno Rubio. Ralph is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. This is for Damien, always and forever.

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In 1834, at 14 years of age, Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman in America, was put on display by The Carnes Brothers for a curious American public at $50 cents a head. By “1848, Afong Moy shared an exhibition space in New York with Tom Thumb, then under contract with P. T. Barnum. Like so many popular acts in antebellum America, Moy had apparently drifted into the orbit of the Great Showman himself.” —The Chinese Lady and China for the Ladies, Race, Gender, and Public Exhibition in Jacksonian America, by Prof. John Haddad

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Don’t miss this incredible telling of America’s first Chinese woman at Theatre Row Nov 7-18th. Get Discount Tickets Below:

1. Previews are on sale for $26.25 for November 7-9 using the code TRMOCAPRE when you call  212-947-8844 or by clicking the link below:

20% off Preview Show Tickets for “THE CHINESE LADY” 11/7-11/9

2. Regular shows are on sale for $34.25 from November 11-18 using the code TRMOCAREG when you call  212-947-8844 or by clicking the link below:

20% off Regular Show Tickets for “THE CHINESE LADY” 11/11-11/18

3. Rush Tickets are available at the box office, one hour before curtain time.Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street.4. There are also some discounted tickets avilable at TODAYTIX 

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