The Chinese Lady

By Lloyd Suh

September 1-10, 2023

World Stage Studio – 1130 S. Harvard, Tulsa

Directed by Jeremy Stevens

Afong Moy is fourteen years old when she’s brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province in 1834. Allegedly the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, she has been put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.” For the next half-century, she performs for curious white people, showing them how she eats, what she wears, and the highlight of the event: how she walks with bound feet. As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity. Inspired by the true story of Afong Moy’s life, THE CHINESE LADY is a dark, poetic, yet whimsical portrait of America through the eyes of a young Chinese woman.

A Man of No Importance

With UK Global Guests – Scrambled Egg Theatre Company

September 15, 2023 – ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Tulsa Performing Arts Center – Liddy Doenges Theatre

This very special production presented by our International Guests, Scrambled Egg Theatre Company all the way from London, England, does not have a single spoken word – there is no written text. Norman – a man of no importance – works as a cleaner at MI6, the headquarters of British Intelligence. He dreams of becoming a secret agent like James Bond. At work he is ignored and mistreated by colleagues until a strange series of events cause him to discover a secret and dangerous plot. The production is set to a musical score inspired by spy and secret agent movies of the 1960s and 70s.

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