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THE CHINESE LADY and SESAR open season for award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company

THE CHINESE LADY and SESAR open season for award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company


Ma-Yi Theater Company


Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm daily through November 18, 2018



Ma-Yi Theater Company

Ma-Yi Theater Company

Recipient of Drama Desk, Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Awards to debut two plays in Rep as fall 2018 opener

Written by Orlando Pabotoy
Directed by Richard Feldman
(October 20 - November 1)

co-produced with
Barrington Stage Company
Written by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Ralph B. Peña
(November 7 - November 18)


Ma-Yi Theater Company – which had a breakout season with the award-winning success of the musical KPOP, and with Mike Lew’s newest play TEENAGE DICK (at The Public Theater) – will debut two new American plays by Asian-American playwrights this fall; SESAR by Orlando Pabotoy and THE CHINESE LADY, by Lloyd Suh, will perform in rep October 20 – November 18 at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street). 

In 2014, Ma-Yi Theater Company enjoyed considerable success with its two-play repertory engagement of ‘Chairs and a Long Table’ by Han Ong and ‘Livin La Vida Imelda’ by Carlos Celdran at Theatre Row. The company returns to this format having just opened THE CHINESE LADY with an acclaimed out of town debut co-produced with Barrington Stage Company.

THE CHINESE LADY, written by Lloyd Suh (The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!), directed by Ralph B. Peña (Among The Dead), and starring Shannon Tyo(Bright Half Life), and Daniel K. Isaac (Showtime’s ‘Billions’), is inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant. It is a tale of dark poetic whimsy, a piercing portrait of America as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman; Afong Moy reflects on life in 1834 and beyond, as she is brought to the United States from China and put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.” 

"Suh explores the story in an unusual, intellectually bracing way that explodes theater conventions." - TIMES-UNION; "A riveting and poetic world-premiere of historic interest and pointed political observation." - CURTAIN UP



Tickets are available for SESAR and THE CHINESE LADY now, and can be purchased by calling 212-239-6200; or online at: www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/The-Chinese-Lady/

Or through TodayTix

Cost: $30-$42.25



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