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BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY at TimeLine Theatre Company Photo

BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY at TimeLine Theatre Company

Directed by Helen Young, TimeLine Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of Lloyd Suh’s THE CHINESE LADY is a poignant and well-crafted play centered on Afong Moy, who was supposedly the first Chinese woman to come to America. Although historical record does not have much definitive information about Afong Moy (we even know that was not her real name), Suh uses the play’s well-structured 90 minutes to imagine what she might have said to audiences had she been given the chance. For at least 15 years from 1834 to 1850, Afong Moy was treated like an exhibit in a museum; Nathaniel and Francis Carnes brought her to the United States to showcase her in front of American audiences. Thus, Afong Moy was taken away from her family and stripped of agency. While Suh’s script cleverly allows Afong Moy to take back some of that agency, the play also demonstrates that in reality this young woman didn’t have much of a voice or control over her situation at all.

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

BWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Photo

BWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Paramount Theatre Photo

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Paramount Theatre

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The Den Theatre Announces Comedian Morgan Murphy In June Photo

The Den Theatre Announces Comedian Morgan Murphy In June

The Den Theatre has announced Emmy Award-nominated writer and comedian Morgan Murphy for five stand-up performances on June 16 – 18, 2022 on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

SISTER ACT Comes To Metropolis This Summer Photo

SISTER ACT Comes To Metropolis This Summer

Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS Photo

Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS

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SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN Extends Through the Summer at Greenhouse Theater Center

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Paul Oakley Stovall Will Lead Porchlight Music Theatre's Staged Reading Of Stovall's CLEAR This Month

Modern English Comes to the Raue Center as Part of North American Tour Photo

Modern English Comes to the Raue Center as Part of North American Tour

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BWW Interview: Loose Cattle's Michael Cerveris & Kimberly Kaye Discuss New Album, Chicago Show & HBO's 'The Guilded Age'

Steppenwolf Announces LookOut Performance Series Kicking Off June 4 Photo

Steppenwolf Announces LookOut Performance Series Kicking Off June 4

Water People Theater Announces Cast And Creative Team For LORCA, LIVING THE EXPERIENCE Photo

Water People Theater Announces Cast And Creative Team For LORCA, LIVING THE EXPERIENCE

Chicago Premiere of THE LUCKIEST Extended at Raven Theatre Photo

Chicago Premiere of THE LUCKIEST Extended at Raven Theatre

Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of THE CHINESE LADY at Theater Wit Photo

Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of THE CHINESE LADY at Theater Wit

Cast Announced for Chicago Premiere of TOMMY ON TOP at Pride Arts Center Photo

Cast Announced for Chicago Premiere of TOMMY ON TOP at Pride Arts Center

World Premiere of GOD'S SPIES & More Announced for Remy Bumppo Theatre Company 2022–2023 S Photo

World Premiere of GOD'S SPIES & More Announced for Remy Bumppo Theatre Company 2022–2023 Season

Chicago's Court Theatre Will Receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award Photo

Chicago's Court Theatre Will Receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award

Photos: First Look at SOMEWHERE OVER THE BORDER at Teatro Vista Photo

Photos: First Look at SOMEWHERE OVER THE BORDER at Teatro Vista

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Collaboraction Announces 25 Year Anniversary Production MOONSET SUNRISE

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Hell in a Handbag to Present World Premiere of A FINE FEATHERED MURDER: A MISS MARBLED MYSTERY

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present Wine Auction 2023 Photo

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present Wine Auction 2023

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Lookingglass Theatre's ALICE Photo

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Lookingglass Theatre's ALICE

Babes With Blades Announces Cast and Creative Team For RICHARD III Photo

Babes With Blades Announces Cast and Creative Team For RICHARD III

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VIDEO: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of THE LUCKIEST at Raven Theatre Photo

VIDEO: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of THE LUCKIEST at Raven Theatre

7th Show Added for Sam Morril at The Den Theatre Photo

7th Show Added for Sam Morril at The Den Theatre

World Premiere of BAREFACE & More Announced for Ballet 5:8 2022-2023 Season Photo

World Premiere of BAREFACE & More Announced for Ballet 5:8 2022-2023 Season

Comedian Jourdain Fisher to Perform at The Den Theatre Photo

Comedian Jourdain Fisher to Perform at The Den Theatre

Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of AFTER THE BLAST at Broken Nose Theatre Photo

Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of AFTER THE BLAST at Broken Nose Theatre

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Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID

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Joshua Bassett Announces First-Ever Headline Tour

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BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY at TimeLine Theatre Company

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Improv Group ComedySportz Chicago Moves to New Location at Piper's Alley

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BWW Interview: Jacqueline Williams of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD National Tour Presented By Broadway In Chicago

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Cast Announced for FENCES at American Blues Theater

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Early Bird Pricing Announced For Dance & Audition Masterclasses at the Academy of the Arts

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of THE SECRETARIES at First Floor Theater Photo

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of THE SECRETARIES at First Floor Theater

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Cast and Creatives Announced for ANTIGONE at Redtwist Theatre

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World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. & More Announced for TimeLine Theatre Company 2022-23 Season

Marriott Theatre Concert Series to Celebrate Elvis Presley and Girl Groups in June Photo

Marriott Theatre Concert Series to Celebrate Elvis Presley and Girl Groups in June

Christopher Kale Jones & More to Lead World Premiere of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE at Chicag Photo

Christopher Kale Jones & More to Lead World Premiere of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Comedian Dave Attell to Perform at The Den Theatre Photo

Comedian Dave Attell to Perform at The Den Theatre

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Cast Announced for THE SECOND CITY E.T.C'S 46TH REVUE

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Auris Presents Announces Debut HEATWAVE Music Festival

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SUMMER OF LOVE, THE HITS FROM 1967 & MORE Announced At Metropolis

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Chicago Dancers United Announces Dance For Life 2022

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms Celebrates The Year Of Chicago Dance With May - September Events and Company Updates

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Metropolis Welcomes BIG SUIT: A TRIBUTE TO TALKING HEADS

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Chicago Philharmonic Performs MARVEL STUDIOS' BLACK PANTHER LIVE IN CONCERT

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Mandala Makers Festival Showcases Multidisciplinary Artists

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Chart-Topping Singer-Songwriter Sarantos Talks COVID-related Chronic Pain On Latest Single

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