Girl on Display

girl on display the Chinese lady

In the 1830s, American merchants brought a teenage girl from China to the United States to use her as a marketing ploy, charging the public 50 cents apiece to gawk at her exotic appearance as she sat in tableaux filled with Chinese goods. In “The Chinese Lady,” playwright Lloyd Suh takes the true story of Afong Moy and fashions it into a compelling, critically acclaimed drama.

“The Chinese Lady”

Through Feb. 28
At Capital Stage