Setting the Stage: THE CHINESE LADY — Building a Bridge Toward Asian Visibility
- May 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Although TimeLine’s production of The Chinese Lady has been postponed, we can still start the conversation!
Inspired by the story of the first Chinese woman to arrive in the United States, The Chinese Lady unearths hidden history with humor and insight.
During our live online program on Thursday, May 13—in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and on what would have been the show’s Opening Night—see scenes and learn more about this piercing and darkly poetic portrayal of America as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman. Plus engage in a discussion with playwright Lloyd Suh, director Helen Young, and other special guests about how this story illuminates the roots of the prejudice, bigotry, and hate facing today’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander community and inspires us to see and understand each other anew.
This FREE & one-night-only event will be presented live online.
RESERVATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED! Make your reservation today to receive the direct event link in advance of the event.
Running time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
This quiet play steadily deepens in complexity. 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