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The Chinese Lady

In 1834, 14-year-old Afong Moy becomes the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, dreaming of bridging the two countries' cultures with her political savvy and philosophical prowess. But as she delights curious white people with displays of her daily life, does her (side)show bridge the cultural gap or widen it?

"Piercing and intimate... By the end of Mr. Suh's extraordinary play, we look at Afong and see whole centuries of American history." --New York Times

Additional Information:

InterAct requires proof of COVID vaccination for all attendees. Masking is required at all times while inside The Drake. In addition, InterAct has reduced our capacity to 72 seats (60% of our 121-seat theatre) to encourages social distancing, and will have contactless hand sanitizing stations available throughout the theatre. InterAct has improved our HVAC system so that it well exceeds recommended guidelines in air exchange cycles and filtration.

Accessibility: InterAct's public facilities, including the box office and restrooms, are wheelchair accessible. The first row of our theatre, which is on the same level as the entrance to the theatre, is all accessible seating. Patrons may reserve seats in this row when purchasing tickets. We are also able to reserve seats in our general admission theatre for those who require aisle access. We regret that at this time we cannot offer audio description or captioning services.

Written By

Lloyd Suh

Directed By

Justin Jain


Bi Jean Ngo
Dan Kim

Estimated Run Time

90 minutes (no intermission)


Live Event Drama
Closing Soon
Oct 29 - Nov 21, 2021
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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